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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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#Kipling : Prestigious #trademark owner fails to get #domain in #UDRP

The owners of the KIPLING mark, a prestigious maker of apparel, hold Mexican trademarks since 1995. Kipling Apparel Corp of Wilmington, Delaware, filed a UDRP against the registrant of Kipling.net, asserting it infringing on their mark. The Respondent’s response was that they were not aware of such a regional trademark, and that any PPC ads […]

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DVT .com #UDRP failed to snatch premium, aged #domain name

The UDRP against the aged, premium three letter domain DVT.com has failed. The Complainant, Dynamic Visual Technologies (Pty) Ltd of Johannesburg, South Africa, sent this case to the WIPO, after the domain’s owner sought $100,000 dollars for it. DVT.com was acquired by the Respondent in 2017, but the domain was registered in 1995, well before […]

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iyzi does it : Aged #LLLL .com domain hit with a #UDRP

The domain iyzi.com was registered in 2005, but 13 years later, İyzi Ödeme ve Elektronik Para Hizmetleri A.Ş. of Istanbul, Turkey, filed a UDRP to grab it. The reasoning behind the Complainant’s filing? A trademark for IYZI in Turkey, registered in 2018, based on a 2017 application. Apparently, “Iyzi” is the Turkish pronunciation of the […]

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#Olsen .com : Twenty-two year old #domain made it through the #UDRP process!

Olsen.com is a domain registered in 1996, and a very common surname. Despite its age of 22 years, Olsen.com was hit with a UDRP, from Olsen Holding GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. According to the UDRP, the Complainant owns the trade mark OLSEN registered as an international trade mark since at least 1995 for clothing. Despite […]

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IMAO .com : Selling a #domain for profit isn’t unfair use, per #UDRP decision

The registrant of the aged domain IMAO.com won it at a SnapNames auction in 2006, for the hefty sum of $2,150 dollars. Apparently, IMAO is a registered trademark since 1992, of the Japanese company IMAO Corporation of Gifu, Japan. The registrant of the domain is Korean. The Japanese company filed a UDRP, stating that in […]

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#LIDL typo #domain got hit with a #UDRP; what happened next?

When you own a domain such as Lild.com, better be careful what you do with it. Registered in 2002, the domain was monetized with a zero click lander, to take advantage of obvious typo-traffic. Where was the traffic coming from? German mega-store, Lidl, naturally. The brand has existed for decades, operating more than 10,000 stores all […]

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#AEX .com : Three letter #domain challenged via the #UDRP process

AEX.com is a domain registered 20 years ago, and in 2017 it was acquired by a Chinese domain buyer. As it happened to many other valuable three letter .com domains, it was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant, Euronext N.V. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, claimed a prior right to AEX, since […]

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#Indonesian scam : #Natixis mark squatter gave ridiculous reason for NatixisCoin .com registration

The Indonesian registrant of the domain NatixisCoin.com squatted on a famous bank’s name, then produced a fake identity card to validate his registration. Natixis is a French corporation that operates as an international corporate, investment banking and financial services company. Recently, they challenged the domain NatixisCoins.com and won that UDRP. In the UDRP case of […]

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