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UDRP Filed on SoapBoxDerby.com Domain

Posted on the 19 May 2015 by Worldwide @thedomains

A currently unknown entity has filed a UDRP on the domain name SoapBoxDerby.com that has been registered since 2001 and is owned by Vertical Axis.

As it currently stands, it appears that Vertical Axis only defense is Laches (14 years since the domain was registered), as a live trademark filed in 1976 may be the ones who filed the UDRP:

Owner (REGISTRANT) International Soap Box Derby, Inc. CORPORATION OHIO 789 Derby Downs Drive Akron OHIO 44306

International Soap Box Derby, Inc. uses the domain name AASBD.org for its main website currently.

A soap box derby is a gravity race and youths often build the cars themselves to race them. The racing actually dates all the way back to 1933 when Myron Scott, a photographer for Dayton, Ohio newspaper Dayton Daily News, put together an impromptu race for 19 boys according to Wikipedia.

There are currently 663 actively registered domain names that simply start with the term “soapbox” and 11 domains that contain SoapBoxDerby exactly and or SoapBoxDerby+Keyword.

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