I wonder what happens when I chat with folks and they drop off of the planet...
Here's the thing with UDRP disputes. There's the truth, and then there is what a Panel will believe. Those two things do not always line up.
There's no question this was an uphill case. The real kick in the pants is when you look at, I can't remember off the top of my head... something like eddiebauercamping.com... where the domain name was expressly registered in the hope of a prospective licensing arrangement - and the respondent won.
You aren't missing anything. You were right. The Respondent registered those names absolutely in good faith (them *****ing about not WANTING the domain names transferred to them when they objected was another key point in that history). That's just the way it goes sometimes.
Someday we'll have to open the crypt of 'dark tales of the UDRP'.I'm not yet ready to engage in conspiracy theories