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#Fcuk you .com : #WIPO panelist won’t accept #domain Respondent’s argument

The registrant of the domain FcukYou.com desired to use it as an obvious anagram of the phrase, “fuck you.” The problem is that a British company registered the FCUK mark in the UK two decades ago, in connection to clothing. The case went to the WIPO via the UDRP process, and the Respondent cried foul […]

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Second edition of ‘Domain Name Arbitration’ published

An updated guide on UDRP. Domain Name Arbitration, Second Edition by Gerald Levine Domain name attorney Gerald Levine has published Domain Name Arbitration, Second Edition. Levine published the first edition in 2015. That means thousands of additional UDRP cases have been decided in the interim that he was able to draw upon to update the […]

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Taglines Should Be Registered First

Today: Never contact whois email of dropping domain… / ARDY.com sold for $6,900 / .actor cheap renewals / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! WANTED ONE-WORD NAMES IN .IO – Budget: Up to $100.00 – If you have any single-word .io ccTLD’s in your portfolio […]

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EFF becomes second to appeal new .org contract

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has appealed ICANN’s decision to add stronger trademark protection rules to .org. The civil liberties organization has filed a Request for Reconsideration with ICANN, saying that the new .org contract should not oblige Public Interest Registry to implement the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy. URS is a swifter, cheaper version of the […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking in #AdmireYourSmile .com #UDRP

A dental studio attempted to get the domain AdmireYourSmile.com by making blind offers through DomainAgents; when all attempts failed, they filed a UDRP. Admire Your Smile, P.C. of Jefferson City, Missouri, went after the domain believing that their mark, ADMIRE YOUR SMILE, instantly grants them this 2007 domain registration. According to the UDRP: The Complainant […]

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#ABSA insurance : South African company fails to get #domain from Argentinian registrant via #UDRP

Two companies using the initials “ABSA” in their respective names, hold trademarks – albeit, in different countries. Who gets the domain? The question was raised when ABSA Group Limited of Gauteng, Republic of South Africa, fired up its lawyers to gain control of the domain name absainsurance.com. The Respondent in this UDRP is Alejandro Angel […]

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#Pitchtime : Former CEO lost control of #domain brands after company files #UDRP

The former CEO of Pitchtime lost control of a group of domain names, including Pitchtime.com, after the company filed a UDRP. The company owns the PITCHTIME trademark. Included in this UDRP case are the domains pitchtime.co, pitchtime.com, pitchtime.info, pitchtime.me, pitchtime.net, pitchtime.org, pitchtimes.com, pitchtimes.net, pitchtimes.org, and pitchtime.xyz. According to the UDRP, these domains were registered by […]

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#Incanto .com : Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in #UDRP at the WIPO

The owner of the domain Incanto.com defended themselves at the WIPO, and won the UDRP, with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Registered in 2003, the domain is a dictionary word. The Complainant, Brooksburnett Investments Ltd. of Limassol, Cyprus, used a Russian law firm to file the UDRP. According to the UDRP, the domain’s […]

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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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What it costs to file a UDRP

Many times someone on a forum or blog comment will ask, “How much does a UDRP cost?” Doug Isenberg wrote a great little checklist article to give you all the info you need. Doug gives a breakdown of the fees charged by the four providers — the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Forum (formerly […]

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