- Nov 4, 2020
These two domain owners tried to play hardball and got nothing.
“In August 2020, the Respondent contacted the Complainant via LinkedIn, stating in relevant part as follows:
“I own domain name and I am reaching out to few companies to explore a possible sale of the domain name.
When I setup the email address for magna.co to contact potential end users, I started receiving business emails concerning your company (check attachment).
Would you be interested in owning this domain name to protect your business information and brand?”
The Complainant rejected this initial offer to buy the disputed domain name. The Respondent then sent another LinkedIn message as follows:
“Thank you for your reply. I thought its better that your company owns this domain name. In the last three weeks I got 350+ emails concerning your company.
Imagine your competitors American Axle & Manufacturing, Lear Corporation, Visteon, Faurecia, Linamar, Aptiv or Gentex owning the domain name and what information they can extract from the emails to gain advantage on your company. It can be a minor leak with serious consequences.
Once the domain is sold to an end user its very difficult and expensive to own. If you are reconsidering this matter, Visit magna.co and submit your offer.”
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