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February 23, 2019 11:05

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Blockchain.io domain owner fights back against Blockchain.com

There is indeed a big elephant in the room. Paymium, SAS, which owns the domain name Blockchain.io, has asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Blockchain Luxembourg S.A. & Blockchain (US), Inc., which own the domain name Blockchain.com. Blockchain Luxembourg S.A. (BL) filed a lawsuit (pdf) in September claiming that Paymium’s use of […]

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Company says using the word “collusion” in a domain is cybersquatting

Another facepalm moment for law firm Stobbs IP. A better message would be “Action required. We should review our cases before sending a C&D.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing the registrant of the domain name collusion.so after he received a threat letter from U.K. clothing company Asos. The registrant bought the domain name after […]

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The CloudInsure.com UDRP has a lot of open questions

I’m confused after reading this UDRP decision and reviewing the domain’s details This morning I began writing an article about a UDRP for CloudInsure.com. My general thesis was that this should have been a case of reverse domain name hijacking. Once I started investigating, I had more questions than I had answers. According to the […]

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Prince’s estate settles Prince.com fight with Domain Capital

Redacted settlement gives hint that estate will get domain as part of the settlement. The Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson has settled a legal battle with Domain Capital over ownership of the Prince.com domain name. The estate sued Domain Capital saying that it was cybersquatting by owning Prince.com. Domain Capital countersued for reverse domain name […]

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Gene therapy company tries reverse domain name hijacking

Company went after domain name used by Houston medical practice. This Houston medical practice is clearly not cybersquatting on a gene therapy company. Gene therapy company Regenxbio Inc. tried to reverse domain name hijack the domain name RegenXHealth.com, a National Arbitration Forum panel has found. RegenXHealth.com is used by a Houston men’s health medical practice. […]

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.ME registry explains Incels.me takedown

Domain name was taken down after warning and request to remove content. The registry that runs the .ME top level domain name has released a statement explaining last month’s takedown of Incels.me. Incels.me was a forum for “involuntary celibates”, which basically means people who are unable to find a romantic or sexual partner. The term […]

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Verisign made domain aftermarket arguments in July

Last week’s blog post was not the first time Verisign called attention to domain investors. Last week Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) shocked many of its biggest customers by saying that domain investors are a problem. It turns out that this was not the first time Verisign raised arguments about the domain aftermarket. It drew attention to […]

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Chicago Blackhawks win Blackhawks.com domain in cybersquatting dispute

Hockey team filed complaint 23 years after the domain was registered. The Chicago Blackhawks won a dispute to get Blackhawks.com. The Chicago Blackhawks hockey team has won a cybersquatting dispute it brought against the owner of the Blackhawks.com domain name. The hockey team filed the dispute with World Intellectual Property Organization after inquiring about buying […]

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ICANN will use $36 million of new TLD auction proceeds to cover shortfall

ICANN will use a combination of auction proceeds and operational savings to replenish reserve fund. ICANN’s board has decided to fill its coffers with $36 million from new TLD auction proceeds. ICANN’s organizational growth and the IANA transition has caused a budget shortfall, and ICANN plans to make it up by cutting costs and raiding […]

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Domain Capital successfully defends H.co.uk domain

This story is brought to you by the letter H. Domain name financing firm Domain Capital has sucessfully defended (pdf) its domain names H.co.uk and H.uk in a cybersquatting dispute. .UK manager Nominet auctioned off many valuable one letter domains in 2011 and a Domain Capital Client bought H.co.uk in the auction for £16,000. The […]

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