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June 21, 2018 18:16

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CQD.com owner should be following the playbook used by MLA.com

With all the discussion and things brought to light with the CQD.com case, I took a look back at some domain thefts that were covered by publications outside the domain industry. The Huffington Post took a rather bleak stance with the following headline, “When Hackers Steal A Web Address, Few Owners Ever Get It Back” […]

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The continuing saga of CQD.com

A couple weeks ago I wrote a piece about the CQD.com ordeal, a post that has become one of the all time forum reads. Since then the thread has really heated up with a lot more evidence coming out and a lot of detective work provided by some members such as TheLegendaryJp, Grilled, Silentptnr, etc… […]

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Nat Cohen gives some food for thought on potential UDRP reform

This kind of went under the radar except for some replies on Namepros. Nat Cohen replied to a post and outlined what could be in the works for domain investors if there is significant UDRP reform. I came across this after reading the excellent back and forth between Josh and Elliot on the purple.com post […]

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Reality Star forgets to secure domains now dealing with a squatter

Anyone who watches the hit tv show Pawn Stars will be familiar with Chumlee (Austin Lee Russell). Well it seems Chumlee is in the candy business but did not secure the domain names for his business. TMZ posted a story this morning about the owner of chumleescandy.com and chumleescandyontheblvd.com admitting that he regged the domains […]

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Domain Investors Need To Learn Some Trademark Law

By now everyone knows that Rick Schwartz prevailed in the UDRP filed on Queen.com. There was also a finding of RDNH. Last year Mr. Schwartz was dealing with enforcing his trademark for “Domain King.” While he lost his dispute for DomainKing.biz some of the comments on our two posts about Rick enforcing his trademark for […]

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Who makes the first move matters

Gerald M. Levine wrote an excellent article that domain investors, especially those that do outbound marketing should read. Levine delves into the subject of who makes the initial contact in a domain negotiation. Levine highlights the loss of Halifax.com and how even fellow domain investors agreed on the respondent losing. From the article: Woe be […]

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The downside to losing a UDRP

Companies and organizations have to think real hard before filing a UDRP. They need to weigh the cost of losing and seeing a name become unobtainable versus just buying the name from the get go. If you get an experienced domain investor angry you are going to get a price adjustment that will be pretty […]

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A chat with Heidi Powell

We have written a few times about Heidi Powell the “Grandmom” and her battle with Heidi Powell the “fitness trainer.” The domain at the subject of the dispute is HeidiPowell.com. Angela St. Julien from DNHouston and Brand.Bar had a chat with Grandma Powell and posted it on You Tube. The post A chat with Heidi […]

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Rick Schwartz takes the Queen.com UDRP up another notch

As reported first by Elliot Silver, a UDRP has been filed on Queen.com. The domain is owned by Rick Schwartz who is probably the last person someone wants to file a questionable UDRP against. Well seems like Rick upped the ante: Wanna play Frands?? Your party! I now own https://t.co/otbL4inFRE & https://t.co/vFNftTU1US To SHARE MY […]

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Closing on DropCatch tomorrow a UDRP in waiting

Tomorrow the domain Facebbok.com is closing on DropCatch. The domain is currently at $3,750. The domain was originally registered way back in 2006. The other factor when these types of domains drop is the current auction participants have no idea if the reason the domain dropped was the previous registrant got a cease and desist […]

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