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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HSBank.com UDRP : Satoshi Shimoshita prevailed, but no RDNH finding

Satoshi Shimoshita is a Japanese domain investor with a large domain portfolio. Webster Financial Corporation filed a UDRP against his domain, HSBank.com, which was registered in 2001, seeking its transfer. The Complainant provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, insurance, trust, investment and other financial services. According to the UDRP, “since at least as early as […]

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SocialEdge.com : Last UDRP for 2016 delivers a shocking decision

This is our last UDRP coverage for 2016, and it’s about SocialEdge.com, a domain registered in 2001. The aged, generic two word composite was challenged at the National Arbitration Forum by Igor Vaks. Mr. Vaks is the CEO/Founder of Social Edge, operating from the domain getsocialedge.com. For some reason, the NAF panelist made the following […]

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Second bite at the cherry : SoccerMall.com UDRP denied – again!

When your UDRP fails, try, try again. We covered the UDRP for SoccerMall.com two months ago, and despite a lack of response by the Respondent, it was denied. It seems that the same Complainant, Hassan Shams, filed a second one – again, at the National Arbitration Forum – once again seeking to have the domain […]

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VIP.com owner fends off UDRP on VIPme.com domain

The owner of VIP.com and VIPshop.com received a UDRP for the domain VIPme.com. Complainant in this case is VIP Me Enterprises LLC, based in Nevada. They state that it has been using its registered service-mark VIPME in commerce since April 4, 2013 by advertising third party goods and services on its website vip-me.net and also […]

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Best shop vac : Bangladeshi domain owner makes a killing, deflects UDRP

The owner of BestShopVac.net successfully deflected a UDRP against the domain; the Bangladeshi registrant makes a killing from affiliate orders on shop vacs. According to the UDRP filed at the National Arbitration Forum, Complainant is Shop Vac Corporation and the Respondent is Md Oliul Alam. In the UDRP, the Complainant states the following: “For approximately […]

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SoccerMall.com : Domain registered in 2000 got hit with UDRP

Another one for the proverbial UDRP books. The domain name SoccerMall.com was hit with a UDRP, after the Complainant, Hassan Shams, alleged that the 16 year old domain infringes on their mark. Indeed, the Complainant filed for a trademark for SOCCER MALL in 2014, and it received registration status on June 28, 2016. That’s more […]

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Montezuma’s domain revenge : UDRP on king’s name was denied

Montezuma was an Aztec king, and the matching .com domain, Montezuma.com, was challenged in a UDRP. Registered in 2000, this generic domain is owned by Ashanti Plc, a Hong Kong based corporation. The Complainant was Quality Craft Industries, Inc. Complainant’s company, Montezuma Mfg., Inc., was established over 35 years ago for the business purpose of […]

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