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September 25, 2017 13:28

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NTI.com domain name saved in UDRP

Company tried to upgrade from .dk to .com. Domain name attorney John Berryhill has successfully defended domain investor Sahar Sarid’s domain name NTI.com in a UDRP. The complaint was brought by NTI Cad Center A/S, which uses the Danish country code domain name NTI.dk. A three-member Czech Arbitration Court panel found that the complainant’s NTI […]

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Make sure your contact info is updated when you sell a domain

If you don’t, you could be on the receiving end of a UDRP. Mike Mann just lost a UDRP. That’s what the record will show, anyway. But he actually sold the domain in the UDRP, WashingtonJournal.com, for $75,000 earlier this year. The new owner didn’t update the Whois record. C-SPAN filed a complaint against the […]

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Man sentenced for hijacking company’s domain name and demanding $10,000

Man held former company’s name for ransom and redirected it to porn site. An Arizona man has been sentenced for redirecting his former company’s domain name to a porn site. Travis Tso worked for an IT company in Phoenix. In 2011 he renewed an account for the company with GoDaddy. Fast forward to 2015, when […]

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Spanish police raid .Cat domain name registry offices

Raid is part of crackdown on Catalonia independence referendum. As reported on DomainIncite and InternetNews.me overnight U.S. time, Spanish police have raided the offices of Fundació puntCAT, the registry operator for the .cat domain name. .Cat is a domain name for the Catalonia region and people that speak Catalan. Spanish authorities asked the registry to […]

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Lack of disclosure leads to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

Mexican resort operator failed to disclose business relationship with domain owner. Trouble in Paradise. The operators of two Mexican resorts–Golden Parnassus Paradise of the Gods and Great Parnassus Paradise of the Gods–have been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) in a recent cybersquatting complaint. The resorts filed UDRPs against the domains […]

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Company files UDRP against a relative, but it’s RDNH

What’s Italian for domain hijacking? Colussi S.p.A. of Milan, Italy has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) over the domain name Colussi.com. The domain name is owned by Andrea Colussi, a cousin of the current Chairman and a shareholder of Colussi S.p.A., and nephew of Angelo Colussi, the founder of […]

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Ad firm N2COM guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

Company tried to get BabyBoom.com through cybersquatting claim after failing to buy it. Would you believe the domain name BabyBoom.com is a case of cybersquatting? Neither would just about anyone else, but that’s what advertising firm N2COM tried to argue in a UDRP it filed this summer. The firm has a brand called BabyBoom that […]

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Donuts files opening brief in .Web appeal

Company believes covenant not to sue is invalid. New top level domain name company Donuts, through its company Ruby Glen, LLC, filed its opening brief (pdf) last week in an appeal over the .web domain name. Donuts was one of the applicants for the .web domain name. Nu Dot Co won the auction for $135 million […]

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Clothing company Aether is a reverse domain name hijacker

Domain owner used the domain for a business. Apparel company Aether, LLC has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name Aether.com. The company that owns Aether.com used to offer a product at the domain name. The product is no longer offered and the domain […]

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ICANN asks new TLD registries to ask for permission on China

Operators must submit RSEP for approval. Are Chinese gateways used to comply with real name verification rules in China a registry service? To date, it seems like only the operators of .XYZ think so. They submitted a so-called RSEP to ICANN to get approval for their gateway before they introduced one. Now other registries, including […]

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