FRIDAY,24 April 2015 THE DOMAINS
According to the news from Domain Forum of China on April 24th,Walmart has filed a UDRP on the new gTLD domain Walmart.lgbt.
The new domain extension .LGBT, for those that may not know, “is the first internet address created specifically for connecting with the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender community.” and is operated by Afilias.
Interestedly just a couple of months ago Walmart came out against the “Anti-LGBT Bill“, a piece of legislation in Arkansas where Walmart is headquartered that “opponents say sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians”.
As far as we can tell this is the first UDRP or URS, which are administrative proceedings rights holders can use to get a quick resolution to a domain name disputes, that has been filed on a .LGBT domain name.
Earlier this week, Walmart filed a UDRP on another new gTLD domain name Walmart.Horse
The domain name Walmart.LGBT was registered on Feburary 12th by a Courtney Pollack of Connecticut who looks like she works at ESPN as a Broadcast Engineer.
.LGBT opened for live registrations on February 10th.
The domain does not currently resolve.
We will let you know how this one turns out.