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05|29|2008 09:17 am EDT

Robert Arkow keeps MetroLinkRider.com – Wins UDRP Ruling

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Legal Issues

In 2006, Robert Arkow created MetroLinkRider.com so people from Southern California would have a place to discuss their local commuter railway’s service. Unfortunately, after seeing complaints about fare increases and customer service issues, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) became upset and tried to strip Arkow of his domain. After a lengthy process, Arkow won!

The UDRP decision-maker determined that Arkow had a legitimate interest in using the domain name as a place to comment and criticize on MetroLink’s service. It also decided that since Arkow was not a competitor of the SCRRA and ran a completely non-commercial site, there was no way he registered it in bad faith. It concluded that “something more than criticism is required to establish illegitimacy and bad-faith for purposes of the [UDRP].”

[via CitMediaLaw]

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4 Comments

Robert Arkow

June 2, 2008 @ 12:07 pm EDT

The URL is wrong in the story!

It is metrolinkrider.com, not metrolinkriderS.com.

Chad Kettner

June 2, 2008 @ 12:35 pm EDT

Hey Robert, I apologize – took the link straight from the CitMediaLaw source. Will change it ASAP. Thanks.

Adam Strong

November 2, 2008 @ 9:32 pm EDT

Ricardo your post is now gone as is the other . Neither served a purpose worth keeping them on the site.

Ricardo

November 3, 2008 @ 12:30 pm EDT

“post is now gone as is the other.”

Thanks, that was the point I was trying to make.
Because, you were not policing your site over the weekend.
And, those type of remarks by the poster before me did not belong
in this thread.

Thanks.

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