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November 18, 2018 17:25

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Valuable domain name Bespoke.com hit with another cybersquatting complaint

Yet another company called Bespoke wants to get Bespoke.com without paying for it. Yep, it’s in the dictionary. When Garth Piesse paid $18,805 to acquire the domain name Bespoke.com in an expired domain name auction in 2014, I bet he didn’t expect to be hit with a couple cybersquatting complaints. But he has. First, a […]

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As Trump sworn in, CADNA returns to lobby for stronger cybersquatting laws

Remember the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse? The lobby group that campaigned for stronger cybersquatting laws and against new gTLDs? It’s back. CADNA on Thursday used the imminent inauguration of new US president Donald Trump to announce that it’s back in the game, hoping a Republican-dominated government will be friendlier to its agenda. It told […]

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Owner of HighbrowMagazine.com demands Highbrow.com domain name

Company that owns Highbrow.com paid about $20,000 for the domain name. The owner of an online publication at HighbrowMagazine.com has threatened the owners of Highbrow.com, demanding that they turn the domain name over to her. Highbrow.com’s owner has filed a lawsuit in federal district court seeking declaratory judgment that their use of the domain name […]

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Stanley Pace sues for alleged Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Pace sues after losing UDRP to dancewear company. Stanley Pace, a Texas resident who has faced his fair share of UDRP complaints, lost another one last month. A three member UDRP panel ordered the domain name Yumiko.com transferred to dancewear company Yumiko, LLC. He’s fighting back to halt the transfer and is asking for damages […]

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Domain Holder Loses UDRP On RentMyPartyBus.com Files Federal Lawsuit

The domain holder who lost a UDRP on the domain name RentMyPartyBus.com has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Arizona. Plaintiff Aleksey Silenko is the Director of Business for Safeway Transit LLC, a Minnesota company who is the named registrant for the domain name rentmypartybus.com. It’s a pretty interesting case, since the “trademark holder” […]

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This company thinks domain name investing violates U.S. law

Company’s response in WorkBetter.com lawsuit suggests that new businesses should be able to get old domain names. Last week I wrote about a cybersquatting lawsuit filed against the owner of WorkBetter.com. A new company has sprung up using the descriptive name Work Better, and it wants the 16-year-old .com domain name. Office Space Solutions asked […]

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St. Louis bank sues to take over gripe domains

Bank and board member file cybersquatting claim over two domain names they call defamatory. Midwest BankCentre, a bank in St. Louis, has filed a lawsuit to get control of the domain names MidwestBankCheated.com and JerryScheideggerCheatedMe.com. Jerry Scheidegger is a board member of the bank. Both domain names lead to content making allegations about the bank […]

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New top level domain name lawsuit dismissed but leaves door open for ACPA for TLDs

Judge grants motion to dismiss top level domain dispute. A federal district judge has dismissed (pdf) a lawsuit brought by Del Monte International against Del Monte Corporation over the top level domain name .delmonte. In doing so, the court also left the door open on the possibility of the Anti-cybersquatting Protection Act (ACPA) being applied […]

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CADNA Calls On Congress To Address Cybersquatting Issues in New gTLD Program & Under ACPA

The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) in a press release today quoting Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa said “Congress has an obligation to take a hard look at ICANN’s new generic top-level domain (gTLD) program”, Marino is vice chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, which has investigated new […]

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