Phumelela Gaming Leisure Limited loses WIPO Case D2020-0245 where the Three panellists found in favour of the domain name registrant, for the domain Soccer10.com, So who is Phumelela Gaming Leisure Limited is an inter-dependent business consisting of both an international and South African division which operates at the intersections of betting and information business and that of a horseracing/destination marketing business this is according to their website – IRPhumelela.com, they also own Phumelela.com.
This is the 3rd known WIPO case that Phumelela Gaming Leisure Limited has raised and the first defeat for them too, we can see they actually won a similar domain name Soccer6.com, they have a trademark SOCCER 6 & operated soccer6.co.za that was registered in 2003.
I am sure they though having won the Soccer6.com domain name they had a chance of winning the Soccer10.com domain but the panellist clearly didn’t see that Phumelela Gaming Leisure Limited had any rights to own the domain name and refused the transfer to them.
We can see they own the domain name Soccer10.co.za, however at the time of checking this wasn’t resolving, checking the whois records we can also see there the registrant of Soccer1.co.za, Soccer4.co.za, Soccer6.co.za & Soccer10.co.za – A number of these alternatives aren’t owned by the company and are available to register Soccer2.co.za, Soccer3.co.za, Soccer5.co.za, Soccer7.co.za, Soccer9.co.za – So why not register these domain names Phumelela Gaming Leisure Limited if you want to protect your brand?
Soccer.com is owned by Sports Endeavors, Incorporated – Phumelela won’t be getting that domain in a WIPO case, we can see the owner of Scoccer10.com has it listed for sale for $100,000 USD and Phumelela Gaming Limited wants to own the domain name they should pony up and buy it – That’s my opinion, what is yours on this domain name WIPO case?