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A look at the history of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

With the news out today that was saved in a UDRP complaint, though there was no finding of reverse domain name hijacking. There is an article published by Gerald M. Levine a few weeks back at that’s worth reading. Mr. Levine takes a look back at the history of RDNH and provides some […]

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Who is in charge of domains at Maxim?

Maxim magazine has been around since 1995, started in the U.K. and then headquartered in New York since 1997. The magazine has gone through some ownership changes but it’s the intellectual property, specifically domain names, that I want to dive into. is the home of the magazine. Earlier this year the domain name […]

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LeBron James should have at least went for

Back in September LeBron James had his trademark request for “Taco Tuesday” denied. ESPN reported that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refused the application filed by James’ company LBJ Trademarks, explaining that “Taco Tuesday” is “a commonplace term.” In my opinion he should have at least secured the domain name. has now […]

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Canadian Organization takes on Global Domain Name Disputes

A new player is entering the domain dispute arena. The Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre or (CIIDRC) put out a press release announcing their entry into the world of UDRP. Press release: MONTREAL, Nov. 13, 2019 /CNW/ – The Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre (CIIDRC) is thrilled to announce that it is now open […]

Read more to rebrand to is a business application that allows you to share video meetings, screen share and video conferences. will be changing it’s name to Why did we have to change the name? We had a long-standing trademark dispute over the appear․in name that resulted in no longer being able to use it. The old […]

Read more is it a UDRP waiting to happen? dropped and was caught by DropCatch, the auction is already at $4,150. Now most people know the Top Chef brand as a tv show on Bravo. Bravo and others have many live trademarks on the term “Top Chef” These range from entertainment services, caps, aprons and hats, video discs and many more categories. The […]

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What it costs to file a UDRP

Many times someone on a forum or blog comment will ask, “How much does a UDRP cost?” Doug Isenberg wrote a great little checklist article to give you all the info you need. Doug gives a breakdown of the fees charged by the four providers — the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Forum (formerly […]

Read more owner should be following the playbook used by

With all the discussion and things brought to light with the 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

A couple weeks ago I wrote a piece about the 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 post […]

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