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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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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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