Doom.games : New gTLD domain in the hands of id Software via the UDRP process

It was doomed from the get-go, for the new gTLD domain, Doom.Games. Doom, the classic 1990’s game that spawned a long franchise that continues to this day, is also a registered trademark of 20 years. Dot .Games is a former gTLD of Rightside, now wholly owned by Donuts, Inc. The game’s creators, id Software LLC, […]

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The University of Texas .com : Regents grab 15 year old domain via the UDRP process

The University of Texas at Austin operates from UTexas.edu, and until 2016 it owned TheUniversityOfTexas.com. Sometime in 2014, however, the registrant’s email changed from “net-tech@its.utexas.edu” to “no.valid.email@worldnic.com” and they lost control of the domain. Eventually, it was acquired from a list of expired domains at Network Solutions, by an Indian firm. Earlier this year, the […]

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MarketSquare.com : 22 year old domain was challenged via the UDRP process

The domain name MarketSquare.com was registered in 1995, making it 22 years old today. And yet, a company challenged its ownership, by filing a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. Complainant MarketSquare, Inc. DBA MarketSquare registered the MARKETSQUARE mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2017. The Respondent’s internal counsel surely had […]

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“LOL” is Respondent’s action to UDRP against .US domain name

Some Respondents in UDRP cases filed against their domains are quite spontaneous or even combustive. In the case of EDCOrlando.US filed at the National Arbitration Forum, the Respondent had already lost the case against the .com. His response, while unofficial, was quite interesting: “Lol would have sold it for 500 I’ll keep buying domains you […]

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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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UDRPsearch : UDRP meta-search engine is back online

The UDRP meta-search engine, UDRPSearch, is back online, after several days of displaying unrelated information. On May 31st, UDRPsearch.com began displaying the details of a legal dispute. The domain began forwarding to ravi.lahoti.com, that still displays the lawsuit’s particulars. Ravi Lahoti, the defendant in the lawsuit, is the brother of UDRPSearch.com owner David Lahoti. For […]

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ESQwire.com defends ATC.com domain in far-reaching UDRP

The aged domain ATC.com has been successfully defended by domainer-friendly lawfirm, ESQwire.com, in a UDRP brought forth by ATC Group Services LLC. Registered in 1990, it’s one of the earliest domains in existence, predating the dawn of the commercial Internet. The Complainant asserted it has common law rights predating the domain’s registration, as far back […]

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DCAC.com : Company misrepresented case in UDRP against 1998 domain

A company went after DCAC.com but failed to disclose important facts about their communications with the Respondent. The 1998 domain registration was challenged at the National Arbitration Forum by Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting, LLC. It’s apparent that they wanted this exact match acronym, and in 2011 they inquired about the domain. According to the […]

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Allstate.Claims UDRP : “Make a reasonable offer at current market prices”

The registrant of Allstate.Claims got slapped with a UDRP by the Allstate Insurance Company; in a cheeky response, the Respondent stated: “Based on this complaint, this Complainant would be filing a complaint if ANYONE owned 645 other domain extensions that pertain to the word “Allstate”, such as Allstate.Actor, Allstate.Academy, Allstate.Accountants, Allstate.Ads, Allstate.Africa, Allstate.Apartments, Allstate.Architect, Allstate.Art, […]

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ESQwire wins WinTech.com UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum

Winklevoss Technologies LLC filed a UDRP against the domain WinTech.com, which was registered in 1999. According to the UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum, the Complainant has rights to the WINTECH mark based upon multiple registrations with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) (e.g. Reg. No. 2,145,935, registered Mar. 24, 1998). The Respondent […]

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You Asked For It .com : Second UDRP after 17 years by the same Complainant

The domain “You asked for it” .com became the subject of a second UDRP in 17 years, despite Complainant and Respondent being the same as in the 2000 filing. The original UDRP for YouAskedForIt.com was one of the earliest cases decided at the National Arbitration Forum, and at the time, the domain was ordered to […]

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AltaMotors .com : UDRP was denied, despite no response by its Registrant

The UDRP against the domain AltaMotors.com was denied at the National Arbitration Forum. The case was filed by Faster Faster, Inc. DBA Alta Motors against Jeongho Yoon c/o AltaMart of South Korea. In its statement, the Complainant alleged the Respondent has no rights to the domain, that the Complainant owns over 200 “Alta” domains and […]

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