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October 16, 2018 01:20

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Is the domain name #Costa .com worth one million dollars?

Costa means “coast” in Spanish; the matching domain Costa.com was registered in 1997, and yet 21 years later, an Italian company filed a UDRP against its registrant. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com, sponsors of our publication, that provided the information below. The Costa.com UDRP decision contains an important response by the WIPO panelists, regarding […]

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#Mijndomein .com : UDRP decision denies transfer of Dutch #domain as generic

A Dutch company operating from mijndomein.nl tried to wrestle away the matching dot .com, mijndomein.com. The latter was registered in 2003 and according to their web site, operates a business worldwide. They risked losing their domain via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Despite the Complainant’s existing Benelux trademark (2016) for MIJNDOMEIN.NL, the panel found […]

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UDRP has its limits when it comes to taking down counterfeit websites

Even if the domain owner is doing a bad thing, UDRP can only be used if all three prongs of the policy are met. This website looks like that of Zimmermann, even showing a picture of one of its storefronts. It’s a fake, but UDRP isn’t the appropriate way to take it down. The Uniform […]

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#Hindware : Indian company grabs #domain registered in 2000

The domain Hindware.com was registered in 2000, and 18 years later it was challenged and lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Being self-represented, the Respondent claimed they registered the domain as a combination of hind (the body part behind the back) and ware (referring to goods and materials). There’s an interesting twist, however. […]

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#ZenCat .com : A 15 year old #domain lost to the owners of a design trademark

ZenCat.com, a domain registered in 2003 was just lost via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. What makes this case stand out, is that the trademark for ZENCAT was registered in 2018, and it’s a design mark for veterinary services. Not only that: the colors of the design are claimed as part of […]

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Talking UDRP with Gerald Levine – DNW Podcast #201

The author of a book about UDRP discusses cybersquattind dispute trends. Gerald Levine literally wrote the book on UDRP. His book Domain Name Arbitration is the bible for domain name lawyers. On today’s show, Levine discusses some of the trends he’s seeing in UDRP cybersquatting disputes. Also: Abry gobbles up Donuts, Namecheap hits 10 million, […]

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“Agree or disagree” price quote leads to #UDRP for .XYZ #domain

If you’re a domain registrant try not to be too cheeky with your attitude to offers. The Japanese registrant of NBAZ.xyz had the following communication with the other party, National Bank of Arizona of Salt Lake City, Utah: “I decide my mind. I have plan Domain nbaz.xyz. I can sell 10,000 USD. Agree or disagree? […]

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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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