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April 20, 2018 10:39

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#PapaJohns : Eighteen year old #domain typo lost in #UDRP

PapaJohn’s pizza has seen better days, but even in 2000 it was extremely popular in the US. That’s when the typo domain, PapJohns.com, was registered, and for the next 18 years it kept on serving  – millions of ads, that is. We can only imagine the revenue it generated, particularly in zero click redirects, but […]

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You are OK? Aged dot .com #domain lost in #UDRP thanks to Respondent’s history

Once you get hit with a UDRP that you don’t respond to, the most likely decision is to lose it by default. In the case of the domain YouAreOK.com, it’s an asset registered in 2009. A company claiming that they are using the mark in commerce since 2010, filed a UDRP against the domain’s ower; […]

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Apparel maker, #Guess, loses #G81 .com #UDRP with #RDNH finding

Guess, the apparel maker company, has just lost the UDRP they filed against the domain G81.com. At the same time, they were branded with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. Registered in 2004, G81.com matches the Complainant’s trademark, G81, for shirts, T-shirts, jeans and pants. The Respondent provided evidence that G81 wasn’t famous at the […]

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SNN .com : Allegedly stolen #domain fails to be recovered via the #UDRP process

The former owner of the three letter domain, SNN.com, filed a UDRP to recover it, alleging it was stolen. The current owner disputed these claims; based in China, they fought back, stating they acquired it legitimately. The Complainant, Delbert R. Terrill Jr., presented proof of use and a common law mark, stating that SNN is […]

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#Symcode .net UDRP: And that’s why you use pros for your #logo

The UDRP against the domain Symcode.net was brought by a company that owns the SYMBOL mark. Zebra Technologies Corporation operates from Zebra.com and uses SYMBOL as both a stylized and word mark. They also own the domain Symbol.com. Then why did they go after Symcode.net claiming trademark infringement? Symcode.net is used by a Chinese company […]

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#HugeDomains wins #VULF .com #UDRP with #RDNH finding

Huge domain victory for HugeDomains, after beating Vulf Records LLC in a UDRP decision. Registered in 2005, the domain Vulf.com was challenged at the National Arbitration Forum. The Complainant acquired a trademark just this year (2018.) HugeDomains stated that the domain is generic and that it predates the Complainant’s mark by a dozen years, at […]

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Amazon : #Malware spreading #domain typo registered in 1998 lost in #UDRP

An obvious Amazon typo, Amazo.com, was lost via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. Registered in 1998, Amazo.com spread malware, according to the UDRP, filed by Amazon technologies, Inc.: “Respondent currently uses the domain name to deliver malware or facilitate phishing/tech support scams. The domain name initially resolves to an OpenDNS warning […] […]

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#Osteohondrosy : #Russian medical term #domain ends up in #UDRP after expiration

Domaining is alive and well in Russia, where the medical term domain, Osteohondrosy.net was registered at. Apparently, its medical services provider registrant failed to renew it; the new registrant used someone else’s information in the WHOIS. The term OSTEOHONDROSY is a common law mark used by the Complainant in this UDRP, and in particular for […]

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Order (my) #HeatingOil : Massachusetts oil companies spat over #domain #UDRP

Winter isn’t over, and Boston is getting ready for yet another possible nor’easter right as March ends. Heating oil is big business in Massachusetts and New England, and two companies, one from Mansfield outside of Boston, and one from Framingham, Massachusetts, got to fight over the domain OrderMyHeatingOil.com. The “Boston” company, Wes Madan / United […]

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#Virgan UDRP : #Trademark can also be a slang word, says the #WIPO

The domain name Virgan.com was registered in 2005, making it a 13 year old domain asset. Laboratoires Thea of Clermont-Ferrand, France, filed a UDRP at the WIPO in order to take over the domain. The Complainant possesses several international trademarks for VIRGAN in Europe, but the one at the USPTO expired in 2014 as they […]

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