The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has handed down the decision regarding the dispute between Sulit.com.ph and the owner of sulit.ph.
I wrote about the domain dispute (UDRP) back in June where the owners of popular classified ads site Sulit.com.ph wants to take control of sulit.ph.
A copy of the resolution was provided by Atty. Rod Vera (counsel to sulit.ph) which details the entire case.
The resolution went down on a technicality, including one very critical point — that the term “sulit” is a generic word and is also being used by a lot of other websites in their domains.
It’s also interesting to note that Sulit.com.ph offered to buy the domain sulit.ph for as much as $2,000 but after negotiations failed, they had to file for UDRP. Read the document above to fully appreciate the decision.