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Aged three letter domain VMI.com saved in #UDRP

Attorney Zak Muscovitch defended the owner of VMI.com, in a UDRP that stopped short of a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. The valuable domain asset was registered in 1994, and an Arizona company, Vantage Mobility International LLC, asserted rights to the VMI mark. That mark, however, was registered 20 years after the domain’s registration, and […]

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#Harrier .com : A 1992 #domain set to break #UDRP records in #Tata Motors filing

The domain name Harrier.com was registered in 1992, the pre-dawn of the commercial Internet. It’s a generic dictionary word, and its current registrant listed it for sale on the Uniregistry Market. Tata Motors of India, has filed a UDRP against the 26 year old domain, attempting to wrestle it away! Yes, it’s incredible. The reason: […]

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#UDRPSearch : Domain UDRP database back from the dead!

UDRPSearch, the UDRP database search engine, is back online! The invaluable domain service went offline unexpectedly in January of this year. At the time, UDRPSearch.com was redirecting to VirtualPoint.com, and a cryptic message was displayed: Think outside the dot. It’s great seeing this free domain UDRP tool back online, and there is no explanation about […]

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Mr. #Golio wins the #UDRP brought against his own last name!

Imagine being challenged about your own last name, as in the case of Mr. Joseph Golio. He registered the domain name Golio.com in 2000, and 18 years later a corporate entity attempted to wrestle it away via the UDRP process. The Complainant, Stephen L. Tucker, asserted rights to the GOLIO mark, registered in 2016 with […]

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#Fairview .com #UDRP case won by attorney John Berryhill at the #WIPO

The UDRP against the aged, generic domain Fairview.com ended with a finding for the Respondent. Attorney John Berryhill defended the case, for a domain registered in 1995. It was acquired by the Respondent in 2005. The Complainant is Fairview Ltd. of Oakville, Ontario, Canada that asserted rights to the FAIRVIEW mark, some of which go […]

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The #Villages Properties : Dot .COM #domain owner cleared of “bad faith” claims in #UDRP

The Villages is a large residential community in Florida, catering to seniors. It was founded more than 30 years ago, and it has more than 50,000 residents. Real estate in the area is selling like hot cakes, and being a real estate agent often utilizes the geographical reference in domain names, such as TheVillagesProperties.com. In […]

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Maryland roofing company attempts reverse domain name hijacking

After unsuccessfully trying to buy a domain name for a decade, company files UDRP. A Maryland roofing company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name RoofPro.com. RoofPro, LLC uses the domain name MarylandRoofers.com, which is a nice domain in at of itself. But the company wanted the […]

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ICANN Working Group: Registrants Must Retain the Right to Defend Their Domains in Court

In this post, the Internet Commerce Association provides an update on a plan to give IGOs special privileges related to domain names. Should domain name registrants’ fundamental right, the right to go to court to overrule a UDRP decision transferring their domain name, be taken away? That was one of the primary questions that an […]

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Xedoc Holding wins #UDRP for #Chatroulette .ORG #domain

Xedoc Holding SA of Luxembourg won the UDRP for the domain Chatroulette.org. Registered in 2009, and only fives days after the .COM variant went viral on the Internet, the domain was challenged by Andrey Ternovskiy dba Chatroulette of Sliema, Malta, current operators of the .COM. The Complainant is the owner of several trade mark registrations […]

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#FairMarkets .com #UDRP decision : It’s Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The domain FairMarkets.com was registered in 2000, and it was recently defended against a UDRP claim. The Complainant is ILQ Australia Pty Ltd, that asserts trademark rights in FAIR MARKETS or FAIRMARKETS. The Respondent denied the Complainant’s claims, stating the following: Respondent broadly denies Complainant’s allegations.  In particular, Respondent does not admit that Complainant has […]

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