WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
ADMINISTRATIVE PANEL DECISIONNational Football League v. Alan D. Bachand, Nathalie M. Bachand d/b/a superbowl-rooms.comCase No. D2009-01211. The Parties
Complainant is National Football League, New York, United States of America, represented by Debevoise &Plimpton, United States.Respondent is Alan D. Bachand, Nathalie M. Bachand d/b/a superbowl-rooms.com, United States appearing
2. The Domain Names and Registrars
The disputed domain names <hotels4superbowl.com>, <hotel4superbowl.com>,<superbowlaccommodation.com>, <superbowlauction.com>, <superbowlauctions.com>,<superbowlcontests.com>, <super-bowl-final-four-tickets.com>,<superbowl-hotel-rooms.com>, <superbowl-hotels.com>, <superbowlluxuryhotels.com>, <superbowl-room.com>, <superbowlroom.com>, <superbowl-rooms.com>, <superbowlseat.com>, <superbowlshop.com>, <superbowlsites.com>,<superbowlvipparties.com>, <superbowl56.com>, <superbowl57.com>, <superbowl58.com>,<superbowl59.com>, <superbowl60.com>, <superbowl61.com>, <superbowl69.com> are registered withMelbourne IT Ltd.The disputed domain names <superbowlhotel.net> and <superbowlhotelroom.com> are registered with,GoDaddy.com, Inc. The disputed domain names are sometimes referred to herein as the “Domain Names”.
3. Procedural History
The Complaint was filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the “Center”) on January 29, 2009.On January 30, 2009 and February 4, 2009, the Center transmitted by e-mail to Melbourne IT Ltd andGoDaddy.com, Inc. a request for registrar verification in connection with the Domain Names. On February 3,2009 and February 4, 2009, Melbourne IT Ltd and GoDaddy.com, Inc. respectively transmitted by e-mail tothe Center its verification response confirming that Respondent is listed as the registrant and providing thecontact details.In response to the e-mail sent by the Center concerning the word limit, registrant identity and mutual jurisdiction, Complainant filed an amended Complaint on February 11, 2009. The Center verified that theamended Complaint satisfied the formal requirements of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute ResolutionPolicy (the “Policy” or “UDRP”), the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Rules”),