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July 23, 2019 11:11

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Moniker customer sues over expired domain names

Customer, which has previously sued Moniker, says domains should have been renewed. A client of domain name registrar Moniker has sued the registrar, arguing that the registrar mistakenly let domain names expire. Given the troubles Moniker has experienced over the past couple years, it might be easy to accept the allegations as fact. Yet, there’s […]

Read more domain name handed back after lawsuit was transferred after UDRP but respondent got the domain back. Michele Dinoia lost the domain name as the respondent in a UDRP in August. Now he has the domain name back. He filed suit in September against California company Materia, Inc, which had won the domain in the UDRP. He asked the court […]

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Verisign has a new term for dropcatchers: scavengers

XYZ/Verisign dispute goes on as “scavengers” snap up expired domains. Verisign has filed a reply (pdf) to XYZ’s brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals over the .com giant’s false advertising charges. As you may recall, Verisign says XYZ falsely inflated its success and disparaged .com. Verisign’s reply brief mainly rehashes old arguments that the […]

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Owner of demands domain name

Company that owns paid about $20,000 for the domain name. The owner of an online publication at has threatened the owners of, demanding that they turn the domain name over to her.’s owner has filed a lawsuit in federal district court seeking declaratory judgment that their use of the domain name […]

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California Car Dealers Head to Court over Domain Names

Ford dealer claims rival is stealing its web traffic. Two neighboring car dealers in California are heading to court over cybersquatting claims. El Centro, California Ford dealer El Centro Motors alleges (pdf) that Rogers & Rogers, a Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealer on the same road less than a half mile away, is cybersquatting its brands and diverting […]

Read more lawsuit moves forward with several twists and turns

Lawyers withdraw, defendant asks for attorneys fees based on comment on DNW. A lawsuit over the domain name is heating up, with the defendant’s lawyers citing a comment made on Domain Name Wire as grounds to recover attorneys fees. Joseph Carpenter, who runs the site, filed a federal lawsuit to get the domain […]

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Finally! Google sues robocallers Local Lighthouse

Google files trademark infringement suit against bothersome SEO/SEM company. Google has sued Local Lighthouse Corp, which has undertaken a massive robocall and telemarketing campaign and, from personal experience, tried to trick callers into thinking it was associated with Google. It’s likely you’ve received a robocall from these this group, even if you didn’t know who […]

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Huge victory for Domain Registrars and Parking companies in GoDaddy court case

Case provides ammunition for domain name registrars and domain parking companies in cybersquatting claims. A court has found in GoDaddy’s favor in a long running cybersquatting battle brought by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The 128-page decision (pdf) has lots of findings that will be cited in cybersquatting lawsuits for years to […]

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July’s Hottest Domain Name Stories, a $50,000 cybersquatting settlement and more. Legal stuff continued to make headlines in July in the domain biz. ParkingCrew also made things interesting with its acquisition of NameDrive. Here’s a look back at the top stories on Domain Name Wire last month. 1. Sex.Com lawsuit – company demands domain name over copyright and trademark […]

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A Crazy Cybersquatting Lawsuit with Jason Kneen – DNW Podcast #43

The inside story of a baseless cybersquatting lawsuit. Imagine that you’re an app developer who has registered a handful of domain names over the years. One day your twitter feed and phone lights up with people discussing how you’re being sued over one of the domain names you own. That’s exactly what happened to Jason […]

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