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October 18, 2019 08:47

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Caterpillar #domain : Blatant #typosquatting is the #1 reason for #UDRP loss

If you want to end up with a potential UDRP case, engage in blatant typosquatting of domain names. What is blatant typosquatting, is easy to define: www prefixes of popular domain brands, such as in the case of wwwcaterpillar.com that was challenged via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. The domain appears to […]

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Georgia Tech researchers shed light upon “combosquatting”

Researchers examine domain names that contain famous trademarks combined with other words. George Tech, in collaboration with Stony Brook University and London South Bank University, has released a study (pdf) of what it calls “combosquatting” in domain names. The findings are being discussed as part of the Association of Computer Machinery’s Computer and Communications Security […]

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ICANN terminates penis pill pimp registrar

ICANN is to terminate the contract of a Chinese registrar linked to dodgy pharmaceuticals web sites and other malfeasance. Nanjing Imperiosus Technology Co, which does business as DomainersChoice.com, has been told it will lose its registrar accreditation February 3. ICANN said in the termination notice that the company had failed to keep records related to […]

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Tile sues rival TrackR for typosquatting

Tile says rival’s CEO registered typo of its domain name, among other alleged infringements. Tile, maker of attachable tags that help you find your stuff, has sued competitor TrackR for allegedly typosquatting its domain name. According to a lawsuit (pdf) filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Northern California, Tile has repeatedly warned TrackR about […]

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Uniregistry typo-domains : The smart way to branding

Brand protection of popular destinations on the Internet involves fighting back at typosquatters. When your business is also an authority in its field, registering typographical “errors” of your primary domain is a must. Uniregistry has grown in leaps and bounds during the past year, and it’s destined for greatness among other domain registrars. As “Uniregistry” […]

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Oracle Corporation grabs Oracl.com domain via UDRP

The domain Oracl.com was registered in 1998, and it has just now been ordered into the lap of Oracle International Corporation, Complainant in a UDRP. Despite claims that they owned the domain for 18 years, a panelist at the National Arbitration Forum stated that ownership is “unverifiable.” On top of that, findings of use for […]

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Four letter domain Nlke.com lost in UDRP

When you register a domain that looks like a famous trademark due to visual similarities of the letters, at least don’t park it or offer it for sale. The famous Nike mark is indisputable, along with the assorted “swish.” The shoe and sports apparel company went after the domain name nlke.com (NLKE.com in all capitals) […]

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Parking company monetizes typos — with the TM holder’s permission

Brand-approved typosquatting? Sort of. A new domain name parking service promises to help people monetize brand related domain names, such as typos, in a way that brand owners support. Protected Parking “enables domain owners to monetize brand related domains with the full knowledge and explicit agreement from the brand owner,” according to the company. If […]

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Royal Caribbean files lawsuit to capture typos

Cruise line goes cruising for typos. Cruise company Royal Caribbean Cruises has filed an in rem lawsuit (pdf) against two typos of its RoyalCaribbean.com domain name. The two domains — RoyalCaribean.com and RoyalCarribean.com — forward to another domain name that is a lead gen site for cruises and is branded with “Royal Caribbean”. I wouldn’t […]

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Man escapes from prison by typosquatting

A convicted fraudster reportedly escaped from a UK prison by typosquatting. Neil Moore was serving time on remand when he used a smuggled mobile phone to register a domain name that looked a lot like that of the UK court service, according to local media reports. The domain, registered last March, was hmcts-gsi-gov.org.uk, a typo […]

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