1. domainking131

    DME.com subject of UDRP

    A UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) against the valuable DME.com three letter .com domain name. DME.com was created in June of 2001, making the domain name 16 years old. The registrant of the domain name is listed as DME Online Services, Ltd., so it would make sense that...
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    IVI.com subject of UDRP

    Another valuable three letter .com domain name is the subject of a UDRP proceeding at the World Intellectual Property Organization. The owner of IVI.com is WebMD, a publisher of health news and information. IVI.com was created over 25 years ago, in June of 1992. When I visited IVI.com this...
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    Viking.com subject of UDRP

    There’s a peculiar UDRP filing at the World Intellectual Property Organization that I noticed last night. A Whois search shows that Office Depot, Inc. is the current registrant of Viking.com. DomainTools shows that Office Depot has owned Viking.com since at least 2004. It looks like Viking.com...
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    IMI.com UDRP decision is stunning

    A UDRP was filed against the IMI.com domain name a little over a month ago. The decision was just published on the NAF website, and I am shocked that it went in favor of the complainant, despite the fact the respondent did not file a response to the UDRP. The complainant in the UDRP is a...
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    PCO.com saved in UDRP despite no-show by domain owner

    PCO.com owner doesn’t defend its property but panel makes the right decision. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has denied a UDRP cybersquatting complaint brought by PCO AG of Kelheim, Germany against the domain name PCO.com. Panelist Adam Taylor made the correct decision even...
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    IMI.com subject of UDRP

    A UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) against the valuable IMI.com domain name. IMI.com was created in March of 1994. The domain name is currently registered to a California-based company. Using the DomainTools Whois History Tool, I can see Whois records since 2000. The...
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    JAT.com subject of UDRP

    A UDRP was just filed against the valuable three letter JAT.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). JAT.com was originally registered in March of 1997, making this domain name more than twenty years old. At the time of publication, JAT.com is registered under...
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    UDRP against WashingtonJournal.com

    In May, I wrote about Mike Mann’s sale of WashingtonJournal.com for $75,000. It was notable because Mike had reportedly acquired the domain name for just $350, and the ROI was outstanding. According to UDRPSearch.com, a UDRP was just filed against WashingtonJournal.com. I did a Google search...
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    ESPN loses NotSportsCenter.com UDRP

    ESPN filed a UDRP against the NotSportscenter.com domain name at the National Arbitration Forum, and the sports media conglomerate lost. According to the respondent in the contentions section of the UDRP decision, NotSportscenter.com is used “in connection with sports news parody content.” I...
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    DNDisputes.com a UDRP monitoring tool

    I think it is important for domain investors to follow UDRP proceedings. Not only can it keep investors abreast of current UDRP filings, but reading decisions can give insight into how panelists make their decisions. I am a regular user and fan of UDRPSearch.com, and I just learned about another...
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    Apple owned Lala.com subject of UDRP

    It’s not every day that a domain name owned by a major corporation becomes the subject of a UDRP filing. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, a UDRP was filed against LALA.com When I did a Whois search on this seemingly generic (and certainly valuable) domain name, I did a...
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    “UDRP” for copyright has been officially terminated

    Public Interest Registry (PIR), the .org registry, has officially terminated the Systemic Copyright Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy (SCADR). PIR determined that the SCADR is not ripe for implementation. The intention of the SCADR was to create a narrowly tailored solution to address...
  13. domainking131

    Search Google before buying a domain name

    Most people do some sort of due diligence before buying a domain name. They want to make sure the domain name was not stolen and that it is being sold by its rightful owner before agreeing to buy it. There are several other things I look at when buying a domain name, and there are a variety of...
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    Facebook files 101 domain name UDRP

    Facebook has filed quite a large UDRP at the World Intellectual Property Organization against 101 domain names. It looks like all of the domain names are in the .Top extension, and it looks like the domain names either have Facebook, Instagram, or FB in them. I believe a UDRP on multiple...
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    Volkswagen lost UDRP against the domain My-GTi.com

    Automotive manufacturer, Volkswagen, filed a UDRP against the owner of the domain My-GTi.com. Claiming rights to the GTi part, the car maker giant must have been certain that the outcome would be a walk in the park. The Respondent registered the domain to share his experiences with GTI cars; a...
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    Two stolen three-letter domains returned via UDRP

    Panels order EDP.com and LGI.com to be transferred back to their previous owners. Two three-letter domain names that were allegedly stolen from their owners have been returned through cybersquatting claims under UDRP. In separate decisions, a panel awarded the transfer of EDP.com to Energias...
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    Reverse domain name hijacking in HUG.com case

    Hospital organization tried to reverse hijack valuable domain names, panel says. Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, a group of hospitals in Geneva, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain names Hug.com, hug.net and hug.org. The hospital organization...
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    Reverse domain name hijacking alleged in HeidiPowell.com lawsuit

    Reality TV star could be on the hook for $100k depending on outcome of lawsuit. TV star Heidi Powell filed a cybersquatting lawsuit against a woman named Heidi Powell over the domain name HeidiPowell.com. The case looked baseless, as the registrant clearly didn’t register the domain name in...
  19. domainking131

    No UDRP on This One, TM holder brings lawsuit instead

    WPX Energy is suing an unknown individual for trademark infringement and related fraud. The Tulsa-based petroleum and natural gas exploration company filed the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. The lawsuit alleges that a currently unknown defendant...
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    John Berryhill wins Loading.com UDRP on behalf of Mrs. Jello LLC

    A Spanish company with a figurative mark for “LOADING” filed a UDRP for the aged domain Loading.com. Registered in 1998, the domain is owned by Mrs. Jello, LLC – the estate of late domain investor Igal Lichtman. The domain was acquired in 2009. Javier Narvaez Segura, Grupo Loading Systems S.L...

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