Microsoft has recovered SkypeRoom.com following an Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum UDRP dispute.
According to Microsoft, the owner of SkypeRoom.com used the Skype trademark in bad faith and had no rights or legitimate interests in holding the domain.
Sole panelist Richard Hill agreed, describing the domain name as “confusingly similar” to the Skype trademark, because it incorporates the trademark in its entirety, only adding the generic term “room”.
“The panel finds that the respondent’s use of the disputed domain name to maintain a pay-per-click site displaying links unrelated to the complainant and to generate click-through revenue constitutes bad faith registration.”
You can read the entire decision here.