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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking in #Digiti .com UDRP at the #WIPO

Digiti.com, a domain registered in 2002, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant, DIGITI limited liability company of Zandhoven, Belgium, provided no information about its business other than the fact that it owns European Union trade mark number 017630955 for the word “DIGITI” registered on May 9, 2018 and it says […]

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#VGuard .com #UDRP : $320 million dollar company goes cheap over #domain name!

A company that generated $320 million dollars in 2017 tried to wrestle away VGuard.com, a domain registered in 2004. V-Guard Industries Limited of Vennala, India, asserted that its mark is famous as the company was formed in 1977. Operating from vguard.in, they filed a complaint via the UDRP process, attempting to force the Korean owner […]

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#Blackhawks .com down : UDRP by #NHL team takes 1995 #domain away from its registrant!

Blackhawks.com is a generic domain registered in 1995, and 23 years later it’s lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant in this case is none other than the Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois, aka “Blackhawks.” Here’s what the Complainant says: Founded in 1926, Complainant is a professional ice hockey […]

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#Euronext N.V. loses #UDRP against three letter domain #AEX .com

Registered in 1998, the three letter domain AEX.com was challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant in this case, Euronext N.V. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, asserted rights to the AEX mark due to a Benelux mark: “The Complainant is a company incorporated in the Netherlands and the operator of stock markets in Amsterdam, Paris, Lisbon […]

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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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