Outdoorsy.com : 18 year old domain lost via the UDRP process

Outdoorsy.com, a domain registered in 1999, has been taken away from its registrant via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Outdoorsy, Inc. that possess a registered US trademark for OUTDOORSY since 2016: “Vehicle rental and leasing services; and reservation services for the rental and leasing of vehicles, namely, rental reservations for automobiles, trucks, cars, land […]

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Normann.com : Reverse Domain Hijacking decision for unjust UDRP

The UDRP against the aged domain Normnann.com ended up with a RDNH finding. Its Danish registrant, Peter Normann, has held the domain since its registration 21 years ago; the Complainant was Normann Copenhagen ApS of Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the UDRP: The Complainant was established in 1999 and has grown to be one of the […]

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Indian sarees : RDNH finding in Hakoba.com UDRP

Hakoba.com was registered in 1998 and for almost 20 years it has been the primary source of income for its owner. Mukesh Shah of Floral Park, New York, operates Hakoba.com to sell saris made in India. Hakoba Lifestyle Limited of Mumbai, India, filed a UDRP against the owner of the domain, along with two other […]

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Yeti vs. Rtic : UDRP decision might surprise some!

Strong trademarks such as the Yeti mark for coolers have led to a large number of UDRP wins for the Complainant. In the case of the domains YetiVsRtic.com and RticVsYeti.com the result was a refusal of transfer by the National Arbitration Forum. What led to that decision? According to the Respondent’s arguments in this case: […]

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Domainer vs. Coca-Cola and the HonestDrink.com UDRP

Bring it on, Coca-Cola. “I’m a domainer and I have my lawyer” – this was part of the private response of the HonestDrink.com registrant, when he was contacted by the Coca-Cola lawyers. The fizzy drink giant chose to file a UDRP against the owner of the domain HonestDrink.com. Formally, the Complainants are Honest Tea, Inc. […]

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Novelist.com Complainant gets Reverse Domain Name Hijacking stain

The UDRP against the generic domain Novelist.com ends up “staining” the Complainant with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking mark. EBSCO Industries, Inc. registered its trademark for NOVELIST in 2007, and by 2009 it had reached out to the Respondent in order to buy the domain. According to the UDRP document: Respondent asserts that in 2009 […]

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Can’t win them all : Mike Mann lost UDRP for ArneJacobsen.com

Domain investor, Mike Mann, just lost the UDRP for the domain ArneJacobsen.com at the WIPO. The Complainant is Arne Jacobsen Design I/S of Virum, Denmark, represented by Horten Advokatpartnerselskab, Denmark. According to the UDRP filing, the Complainant has rights to the ARNE JACOBSEN mark, and its iconic founder passed in 1971. “Mr. Jacobsen was a […]

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Fazeclan.com : Group of gamers get domain in UDRP

Gaming is a serious business these days, and a gaming group called FazeClan just got the domain Fazeclan.com via the UDRP process. The Complainant is FazeClan Inc. of Plainview, New York, represented by Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP. While the group of gamers asserts they first started using the term in 2010, they applied […]

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TwinLakes.com UDRP : Estoppel a plausible domain defense

The domain TwinLakes.com was hit by a UDRP, 12 years after its registration date in 2005. The Complainant, Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation, is in possession of the registered mark WIN LAKES COMMUNICATIONS. According to the Complainant, Respondent offered to sell the domain name for $50,000, an amount in excess of the typical out-of-pocket costs […]

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Avvo.com lawsuit : $2 million dollar judgement against Chinese phishing domain names

Avvo.com has won a lawsuit it filed against the Chinese operators of an elaborate phishing scheme. A Federal Court in Arizona delivered a $2 million dollar judgement against hackers who created a spoofed web site, that copied the well-known legal review web site. Randazza Legal Group, PLLC represented Avvo in this successful lawsuit. In Avvo, […]

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Cut the UDRP cheese : Gorgonzola.CLUB in a safe place

If you love Gorgonzola cheese, join the club. The Italians make it, and there is an official association in Italy, who filed a UDRP against the owners of the domain Gorgonzola.CLUB. Gorgonzola is a veined Italian blue cheese, made from unskimmed cow’s milk. It can be buttery or firm, crumbly and quite salty, with a […]

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Neustar files UDRP against Australian domain Neustar.com.au

Neustar, the domain and network technology services company, maintains a strong presence in Australia. It comes as no surprise, that the company has filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain Neustar.com.au. Neustar is the systems provider and back-end registry operator for many new gTLDs and primarily operates from the domain Neustar.biz. The company […]

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