1. CyberKing

    Blockchain.com TM Lawsuit

    Given the recent sale of the .IN which is developed and operated by a Russian company this could get very interesting! Andrew specifically mentions .IN in his editorial views "Well, yes. You can say that about any .io (or .in) domain and any .info domain. You can also say that .net is only...
  2. JulienJ

    Dribbble loses Dribble.com UDRP

    A company called Dribbble (notice the 3 “b’s” in its branding) filed a UDRP to try and wrest control of the Dribble.com domain name, which had been owned by the registrant since 1997. As I suspected when I saw the initial UDRP filing, the domain owner won the UDRP proceeding and will be allowed...
  3. JulienJ

    Jolly.com is subject of UDRP

    A UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for the Jolly.com domain name. Jolly.com is a descriptive domain name that was registered over 20 years ago in 1997. The domain name is registered under Whois privacy at GoDaddy. If you visit the domain name, you can see...
  4. JulienJ

    Some panelists are afraid to find RDNH

    A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found in favor of the owner of CAGI.com in a cybersquatting complaint but, for some mysterious reason, failed to find reverse domain name hijacking. CSP International Fashion Group S.p.A., which owns CAGI.eu, filed the dispute against...
  5. JulienJ

    Napoleon.com hit with UDRP. Owners fight back with lawsuit

    Domain owners fight back in court before UDRP is decided. Last Month Wolf Steel, which markets fireplaces under the brand name Napoleon, filed a UDRP cybersquatting dispute against the domain name napoleon.com. The owners of the domain name are fighting back with a lawsuit. Emmet Stephenson...
  6. JulienJ

    This is not what UDRP was created for

    A National Arbitration Forum panelist has found in favor of clothing company Guess in a dispute over the domain names guessandco.info, guessandco.org, guessandcoshareholder.info, theguessbreadcompany.com, theguessconstructioncompany.com, and theguessprivatemerchantcompany.com Guess was recently...
  7. JulienJ

    DVT.com subject of UDRP

    A UDRP was filed against the three letter .com domain name, DVT.com. DVT.com is a high value LLL.com domain name that was created back in 1995. The domain name appears to be registered privately, so I am unsure of who the registrant is right now. Archive.org shows that the domain name had been...
  8. JulienJ

    Guess what? Clothing company GUESS is a reverse domain name hijacker

    Company wanted G81.com domain name but the panelist says the clothing company tried to mislead it. A National Arbitration Form panel has found clothing company Guess (NYSE:GES) to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name G81.com. Guess filed a complaint arguing that...
  9. JulienJ

    SNN .com UDRP denied

    A UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) involving the SNN.com domain name. The decision was released this morning, and the single panelist (The Honourable Neil Anthony Brown QC) denied the UDRP. While it is generally good to see a decision like this on a valuable LLL.com domain...
  10. JulienJ

    A troubling connection in a UDRP

    The complainant’s lawyer and one of the panelists were in the same law school class and worked at the same law firm. Take a look at this World Intellectual Property Organization decision for the domain name ProntoPro.com. In a 2-1 decision, the majority of the panel found that the Atlanta...
  11. JulienJ

    WIPO shares some facts about 2017 UDRP filings

    It seems that UDRP filings have been increasing every year, and 2017 was no different. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the largest UDRP provider. Yesterday evening, WIPO published a reportabout UDRP filings in 2017, and I wanted to share some of the facts with you. 2017...
  12. JulienJ

    Google doesn’t respond to UDRP but still wins

    Social media company files silly cybersquatting complaint against Google and loses despite no response. Social Status, Inc. filed a cybersquatting complaint under UDRP against Google over the domain name SocialStatus.com. Google prevailed even though it didn’t bother to respond to the dispute...
  13. JulienJ

    Dribble.com subject of UDRP by Dribbble

    Dribble.com was registered over 20 years ago in 1997, and the domain name is registered to a company in Minnesota. Using DomainTools Historical Whois tool, I was able to see the Whois record as far back as 2002, and it looks like the same entity owned the domain name back then. When I visited...
  14. JulienJ

    Bank files lawsuit after domain owner forwards domain to UDRP decision

    Marathon Savings Bank lost a UDRP for MarathonBank.com, so it’s trying a federal lawsuit instead. Marathon Savings Bank, located in Wisconsin, has sued (pdf) Affordable Webhosting, Inc. for cybersquatting after losing a UDRP to get the domain name MarathonBank.com. The bank uses the domain name...
  15. JulienJ

    Ritz Carlton Hotel Wins UDRP For RitzCarltonYachtCollection.Com

    Ritz-Carlton complained that the domain, RitzCarltonYachtCollection.com, was registered just after the hotel announced its plans to offer luxury yacht experiences under the name The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection on June 22 2017. The company did register the hyphenated version –...
  16. JulienJ

    UDRP reform is coming. Here’s ICA’s position

    Here’s what domain investors would like to see happen during the review of the UDRP. For the first time in the 18 years since it was introduced, the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) regarding cybersquatting is being reviewed. This is an issue for domain name investors to watch. Expect...
  17. JulienJ

    Another bad ICANN decision: on August 1st 2018 thousands of New gTLD domains will be blocked from re

    Another bad ICANN decision is out that will protect some privileged IGOs and INGOs and the “beloved” International Olympic Committee (IOC). Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement (RCRC), the only organization that might have warranted some additional protection, is there just to make the decision...
  18. JulienJ

    If you invest in domain names, a recent UDRP decision should scare you

    A recent UDRP decision was brought to my attention by the ICA, and honestly, it’s a scary one. If this sets a precedent it honestly could make it very challenging to invest in domain names going forward. Elliot Silver, author of popular Domaining blog DomainInvesting.com covered this...
  19. domainking131

    Parties agree to overturn UDRP decision and transfer domain for $40,000

    Interesting cybersquatting lawsuit questions tribal sovereign immunity. Two years ago today I wrote about a lawsuit that VirtualPoint, Inc. (the same company that runs UDRPSearch) filed against Poarch Band of Creek Indians after the latter won a UDRP to get VirtualPoint’s domain name...

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