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April 6, 2020 02:22

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Google wins fight over “Google Coronavirus” domain name

Man agrees to give domain name to Google after facing cybersquatting complaint. A Massachusetts man who registered GoogleCoronavirus .com has agreed to hand it over to Google after the company filed a cybersquatting complaint. Ben Ghosh registered the domain—at Google Domains, no less—on March 13. Google filed a cybersquatting complaint with National Arbitration Forum just […]

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Three times a charm: #Pornhub brand squatter loses another #UDRP

A Pornhub domain cybersquatter has lost his 3rd UDRP in a row, this time for the typo-domain Porhub.com. Having lost the UDRP for Pornhub.CO and Ponrhub.com, the inevitable happened, and the Complainant filed another UDRP. In his response, the Respondent asserted that they should not be targeted, if others are doing the same: “The major […]

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Facebook WILL sue more registrars for cybersquatting

Facebook has already sued two domain name registrars for alleged cybersquatting and said yesterday that it will sue again. Last week, Namecheap became the second registrar in Facebook’s legal crosshairs, sued in in its native Arizona after allegedly failing to take down or reveal contact info for 45 domains that very much seem to infringe […]

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Popular YouTuber Stacy Plays files lawsuit to get domain StacyPlays .com

Lawsuit cites Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. A screenshot from a Stacey Plays video on YouTube. Stacy Hinojosa’s company Stacy Plays Brands, LLC has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to try to get the domain name StacyPlays .com. Hinojosa is known as Stacy Plays. Her YouTube channel has over 2 million subscribers who tune in to watch […]

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Fox News sues to take down Fake News sites

Scammer is selling weight loss drugs using websites that look like Fox News. Not really Fox News Yes, there really is such a thing as fake news. It’s not just not the same definition that the U.S. President tends to use. Fox News is suing (pdf) the unknown owner of multiple websites that are made […]

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ICANN throws out second .org appeal, so URS stays

The Uniform Rapid Suspension process is to stay in .org, after the ICANN board of directors rejected an appeal from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The EFF had challenged the inclusion of URS in the recently renegotiated .org Registry Agreement, on the basis that the anti-cybersquatting system was designed for post-2012 new gTLDs and was never […]

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Owner of Curated.io sues Curated.com, claims cybersquatting

A case of domain name envy? The owner of Curated.io says Curated.com (pictured) is infringing its trademarks and cybersquatting. A company that does business at Curated.io has sued (pdf) Deal.com, which uses the domain Curated.com. It claims that the latter is infringing its trademarks and cybersquatting. Among its demands: that Curated.com be transferred to it. […]

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EFF becomes second to appeal new .org contract

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has appealed ICANN’s decision to add stronger trademark protection rules to .org. The civil liberties organization has filed a Request for Reconsideration with ICANN, saying that the new .org contract should not oblige Public Interest Registry to implement the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy. URS is a swifter, cheaper version of the […]

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ICANN to approve new UDRP provider

ICANN is set to approve a new UDRP provider at a board of directors meeting next week. May 3, the board will approve the Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre as its sixth approved provider and the second based in North America. The resolution to approve its now year-old application is on the consent agenda […]

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Coinbase successfully defends domain name in cybersquatting dispute

A French payments firm took issue with the cryptocurrency trading platform registering CB.markets. Coinbase defended its domain CB.markets in a dispute brought by a French payments firm. Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has successfully defended the domain name CB.markets in a cybersquatting dispute. French payments company Groupement des cartes bancaires filed the complaint under the Uniform […]

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