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November 22, 2017 01:40

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Finnish firm nailed for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Prior communications contradicted claims in cybersquatting dispute. A Finnish textiles and interiors company has been found (pdf) to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Vallila.com. Oy Vallila Interior Ab of Helsinki, Finland filed the complaint and said that the only reason someone would be interested in this domain is to […]

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Thick Whois for .com delayed 6 months

Deadline pushed back thanks to contract negotiations and GDPR. ICANN’s Board has agreed to delay enforcement of thick whois in .Com, .Net and .Jobs by six months due primarily to concerns over the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These domains are due to switch from a “thin Whois” to “thick Whois” for new […]

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NY Supreme Court rejects domain name conversion claim

Court denies conversion claim because it says domain names are not property. New York Supreme Court tosses out domain name dispute. The Supreme Court of the State of New York has denied (pdf) a claim one of Michael Gleissner’s companies brought against Network Solutions. Gleissner’s company NextEngine Ventures LLC said it bought the domain name […]

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ICANN hopes Puerto Rico will recover in time for March meeting

First Zika, then Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria might necessitate moving an ICANN meeting away from Puerto Rico for the second time, but ICANN hopes that won’t be the case. The non-profit released a statement this weekend saying that it still hopes to hold ICANN61 in San Juan, Puerto Rico March 10-15, 2018: “Our sincere hope […]

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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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