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September 20, 2018 10:51

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Cassandra.co owner tries to hijack Cassandra.com domain name

Company filed baseless cybersquatting dispute at WIPO. A New York brand strategy company that uses the domain name Cassandra.co has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name Cassandra.com. Deep Focus Inc. filed the complaint against Abstract Holdings International, a domain name investment firm. Abstract […]

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Illinois property tax appeal attorney guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

Anastasia Poulopoulos filed a cybersquatting dispute in bad faith, panelist determines. The owner of Appealmytaxes.BIZ, which offers a service to challenge property tax assessments in Illinois, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in an attempt to get the domain name Appealmytaxes.COM. Anastasia Poulopoulos filed the case with National Arbitration Forum […]

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Mugshots.com defendants face arraignment later this month

Defendants are due in Los Angeles courtroom on June 29 for arraignment. Sahar Sarid’s mugshot after being arrested in Florida. He faces arraignment in California later this month. The defendants in a criminal case against Mugshots.com’s owners face arraignment on June 29, according to the Superior Court of California website. Domain investor Sahar Sarid is […]

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Proeza, S.A. nailed for reverse domain name hijacking for failure to disclose

In a common occurence, company fails to disclose prior corresondence and misleads panel. Here’s a common pattern in cybersquatting disputes under the UDRP: A company reaches out to the domain name owner in an effort to either buy the domain or coerce the domain owner into transferring it on the threat of legal action. The […]

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Canadian company GVE Global Vision Inc tries reverse domain name hijacking

Package proofreading firm guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. A Canadian company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name GlobalVision.com. GVE Global Vision Inc (which goes by the name GlobalVision) helps companies like P&G and Coca-Cola with proofreading and inspecting their packaging. It filed a complaint under […]

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German court denies injunction against Tucows’ registrar EPAG over GDPR

Court agrees with Tucows that some Whois data is redundant. A German Court in Bonn has denied (pdf) ICANN’s request for an injunction against Tucows’ domain name registrar EPAG. ICANN filed the injunction request last Friday, the day the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. EPAG had notified ICANN that it no […]

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Google sues more “Google Listings” telemarketers

Google files lawsuits against companies that it claims mislead businesses about their Google listings. If your phone number is associated with a business, there’s a great chance you’ve been on the receiving end of telemarketing calls or robocalls like this. The caller usually claims to be affiliated with Google or Google itself. Google has fought […]

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.XYZ gets another win against Verisign

Appeals court decision gives XYZ another chance to be awarded legal fees. It’s been over three years since Verisign (NYSE: VRSN) sued XYZ, the seller of .xyz domain names, for false advertising. The District Court granted summary judgment in favor of XYZ in November 2015 but that wasn’t the end of it. XYZ asked the […]

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Latest U.S. Government statement on GDPR and Whois

Government is looking into Article 49 exceptions of GDPR. David Redl, who runs the U.S. government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), has repeatedly spoken against GDPR’s potential effects on Whois. Yesterday, at a meeting of National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), he gave further remarks about the issue and what the U.S. government is […]

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Sahar Sarid arrested on charges related to Mugshots.com

California AG files criminal charges against Sarid and three other people it says were behind extortion scheme. The alleged owners of Mugshots.com might find their own mugshots on the site soon. This includes domain name investor Sahar Sarid. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced charges of extortion, money laundering, and identity theft against the four […]

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