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DME .com : Molding equipment company fails to snatch aged three letter #domain

DME Company LLC, a molding equipment company, attempted to snatch the aged domain via the UDRP process. The Complainant produced evidence of a registered trademark for DME, with a registration date of 1994. Meanwhile, the domain was registered in 2001, seventeen years ago. The Respondent’s legal representative, Zak Muscovitch of Muscovitch Law P.C., […]

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Eight more gTLDs get Chinese licenses

Radix and MMX have had four new gTLDs each approved for use in China. MMX has had .work, .law, .beer and .购物 (Chinese for “shopping”) approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Radix gained approval for .fun, .online, .store and .tech. The approvals mean that Chinese customers of Chinese registrars will be able […]

Read more UDRP : Estoppel a plausible domain defense

The domain was hit by a UDRP, 12 years after its registration date in 2005. The Complainant, Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation, is in possession of the registered mark WIN LAKES COMMUNICATIONS. According to the Complainant, Respondent offered to sell the domain name for $50,000, an amount in excess of the typical out-of-pocket costs […]

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Neustar files UDRP against Australian domain

Neustar, the domain and network technology services company, maintains a strong presence in Australia. It comes as no surprise, that the company has filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain Neustar is the systems provider and back-end registry operator for many new gTLDs and primarily operates from the domain The company […]

Read more UDRP exchange : Back off, not interested in selling

Every domain has a price tag at some point in time. Making an offer for a domain clearly slated for development, can get quite annoying. When you repeatedly make offers, either higher or lower, seeking to harass the domain owner, most likely you’re not going to get anything. After years of not hearing back from […]

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Cybersquatting : It should not be controlled by the US Congress

The problem of cybersquatting as it applies to domains, isn’t new. ICANN started dealing with such violations in 1999, introducing the UDRP process on April 30th of that year. Although 17 years have passed since, many domain investors continue to fail the cybersquatting test, with regards to the domain registrations of choice. An article from […]

Read more domain owner beats a team of German lawyers!

When you’re hit with a UDRP for an aged, generic .com domain, it’s important to fight back. In the case of, a domain registered in 2000, the domain was acquired by its current owner in 2007, at a SnapNames auction. Fast forward to today, with Greenfort Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB of Frankfurt, Germany filing […]

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Yoyo Email Ltd. : 7 more .Email domains were lost in UDRP

In the two years since the launch of the dot .Email gTLD, a British company, Yoyo Email Ltd. made news repeatedly. Citing a pending, yet non-disclosable to the public service, Yoyo Email Ltd. registered a few thousand .Email domains, many – if not most – of which matched corporate names, or trademarks of companies. In […]

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Doctrine of laches : Successful use in fighting back UDRP for

During a UDRP process against the domain name,, the Respondent successfully utilized the “doctrine of laches” in their defense. What is the doctrine of laches and how does it affect domain ownership challenges? According to Wikipedia: “The essential element of laches is an unreasonable delay by the plaintiff in bringing the claim; because laches […]

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.Law Gets 5K Registrations in 1st 90 days: We Break Down The Numbers

According to a press release out today, Minds + Machines Group Limited (LSE:MMX), the owner of the new “.law” and .abogado (Lawyer in Spanish) top-level domains, “announced that .law has successfully completed its first 90 days since general availability having fulfilled more than 5,000 verified registrations, with over 700 premium names including numerous domains which […]

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