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#PapaJohns : Eighteen year old #domain typo lost in #UDRP

PapaJohn’s pizza has seen better days, but even in 2000 it was extremely popular in the US. That’s when the typo domain, PapJohns.com, was registered, and for the next 18 years it kept on serving  – millions of ads, that is. We can only imagine the revenue it generated, particularly in zero click redirects, but […]

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Cybersquatting cases up because of .com

The World Intellectual Property Organization handled cybersquatting cases covering almost a thousand extra domain names in 2017 over the previous year, but almost all of the growth came from complaints about .com names, according to the latest WIPO stats. There were 3,074 UDRP cases filed with WIPO in 2017, up about 1.2% from the 3,036 […]

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#Osteohondrosy : #Russian medical term #domain ends up in #UDRP after expiration

Domaining is alive and well in Russia, where the medical term domain, Osteohondrosy.net was registered at. Apparently, its medical services provider registrant failed to renew it; the new registrant used someone else’s information in the WHOIS. The term OSTEOHONDROSY is a common law mark used by the Complainant in this UDRP, and in particular for […]

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#Virgan UDRP : #Trademark can also be a slang word, says the #WIPO

The domain name Virgan.com was registered in 2005, making it a 13 year old domain asset. Laboratoires Thea of Clermont-Ferrand, France, filed a UDRP at the WIPO in order to take over the domain. The Complainant possesses several international trademarks for VIRGAN in Europe, but the one at the USPTO expired in 2014 as they […]

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#Nudelive : #WIPO panelist quotes #Namebio as the source of sales info in #UDRP with #RDNH finding

A UDRP filed against the domain name Nudelive.net references sales data from “Nambio” in support of the Respodent’s case; the Complainant owns the .com. The panelist most likely meant to quote Namebio, that keeps track of domain sales across multiple venues. In the case of Nudelive.net, the Complainant asserted they have previous rights to the […]

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#VR46 .com : Ridiculous #UDRP decision puts short #domain holders in danger

The UDRP decision for the domain VR46.com is utterly ridiculous. Registered in 2006, the domain was used for email communications by its registrant, who operates a hosting services provider on another short domain, 34SP.com. The decision acknowledges that there was no clear indication of a bad faith registration, particularly since the Complainant, Italian sports apparel […]

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#AXA dot .org : Advocates Across America get to keep aged #domain

The domain AXA.org was registered in 1997 to Advocates Across America. AXA SA of Paris, France, attempted to get the domain via the UDRP process at the WIPO, by claiming rights to the AXA mark. Despite not having an active web site at AXA.org, the acronym reflects its purpose, according to the UDRP panelist who […]

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#Supercell : Seller of the .com #domain can use the .CO, says #UDRP

The former owner of Supercell.com, who sold the domain to a Finnish gaming company generating almost a billion dollars in revenue, was cornered about the matching .CO via the UDRP process. Brian Gambrel of Fishers, Indiana, sold the domain Supercell.com to Supercell Oy of Helsinki, Finland, in 2013. The Complainant is a mobile game development […]

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#IKEA impostor #domain lost in #UDRP at the #WIPO

When scammers use punycode to register impostor domains of famous brands, the UDRP outcome is an expected win for the Complainant. Inter Ikea Systems B.V. of Delft, Netherlands, filed a UDRP against the registrant of ıĸea.com, a domain containing non-ASCII characters. The actual domain is xn--ea-gpa2a.com and was registered last October. Apparently, it was set […]

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Tru.Green #domain : Registrant claims to be out of $5,000 after #UDRP loss at the #WIPO

The registrant of the new gTLD domain, Tru.Green, alleges that he lost $5,000 dollars in “out of pocket” expenses. The domain was challenged at the WIPO and was lost in a UDRP, after TruGreen Limited Partnership of Memphis, Tennessee claimed rights to the TRUGREEN mark. Registered in 2017, the domain displays a contact form, superimposed […]

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