The energy drink giant has just added another domain name to its portfolio (see prior post – Domain Names Owned By RedBull).
The single panelist Andrew D. S. Lothian found in favor of the energy drink company Red Bull GmbH v. Mandysen
Case No. D2022-3517
The domain name in dispute was RedBulll.com, registered on the 4th of June 2022 it was identified and a dispute was raised in September with the sole panelist Andrew D.S. Lothian finding the registrant had registered RedBulll.com was Registered and Used in Bad Faith.
The respondent was Mandysen, Singapore. who didn’t answer any correspondence from Red Bull nor the WIPO panel which made the dispute a simple and straightforward transfer to Red Bull.
You can read the full WIPO finding here
However, the strange part of this story though is Red Bull used to own this domain name according to our historical whois partner WhoisXMLApi.com, we can see that back in 2012 the domain name was transferred from privacy ownership over to Red Bull, however, they let the domain name expired in 2014.
See the history of this domain name being dropped virtually every year and then reregistered… There has been plenty of opportunities for Red Bull to have registered the domain name themselves or been smart enough to not let it drop in the first instance…
2009 – Domain was registered
2012 – Transferred to Red Bull
2014 – Dropped and Expired by Red Bull
2014 – The domain was registered again.
2016 – Dropped and Expired
2016 – The domain was registered again.
2017 – Dropped and Expired
2017 – The domain was registered again.
2019 – Dropped and Expired
2019 -The domain was registered again.
2021 – Dropped and Expired
2021 – The domain was registered again.
2022 – Dropped and Expired
2022 – The domain was registered again.
2022 – Transferred to Red Bull GMBH
The single panelist Andrew D. S. Lothian found in favor of the energy drink company Red Bull GmbH v. Mandysen in Case No. D2022-3517 but just look at the above how many lost opportunities were there by Red Bull and their legal team?