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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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#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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“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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#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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#Electrum .com #UDRP sends a 1996 #domain to the lap of a #blockchain company

Electrum is a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, with trace amounts of copper and other metals. It was used by the Greeks and Byzantines who called it “white gold” to produce coins, and is often known as green gold. Therefore, by definition, the keyword is generic; this is why the domain Electrum.com was […]

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

The aged, generic domain RoofPro.com was sent to the WIPO via the UDRP process; the Complainant is RoofPro, LLC of Severn, Maryland. The Respondent and registrant of the 2001 domain was represented by ESQwire.com. Note: ESQwire is a sponsor of DomainGang.com. This article was written using publicly available sources and it’s not an advertisement. According […]

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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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Cassandra .com #UDRP failed with a finding of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The UDRP against the aged, generic domain Cassandra.com has failed, and the panel’s decision delivered a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Complainant is Deep Focus Inc. of New York, with a registered mark for THE CASSANDRA REPORT. IP attorney, Zak Muscovitch, handled the case on behalf of the Respondent. In the UDRP, he […]

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#Senec .com : #Domain was valued at $10 dollars, said #UDRP Complainant

A German company used a third party service that evaluated the domain Senec.com at just $10 dollars. When the domain’s registrant turned down a 1000 EUR offer, the company took the case to the WIPO by filing a UDRP, claiming that the asking amount was thus “in excess” of its value. This ridiculous approach didn’t […]

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