MySpectrumNews.com : Charter Communications guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Charter Communications filed a UDRP against the domain MySpectrumNews.com; the latter, is a domain registered in 2010. Long before Charter acquired Brighthouse Networks and rebranded to Spectrum and Spectrum.com, the Respondent of this UDRP used the domain for web development services: “Respondent asserts that it has legitimate interests in the disputed domain because Respondent used […]

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OneChampionship.com UDRP lands RDNH finding for Respondent

The domain OneChampionship.com was challenged at the WIPO, and the Complainant got slapped with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. Registered in 2006, the domain was among 161 domains that the Respondent “came up with,” hand-registering them after he found no active marks. The Complainant is a Singapore company that owns and manages the “ONE […]

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CentralMedia.com : RDNH finding against Mexican Complainant, in UDRP at the WIPO

Imagine, registering CentralMedia.com in 1999, only to be hit with a UDRP 18 years later. That’s exactly what happened and Australian respondent, Valentin Lotrean managed to get the UDRP deflected, and the Complainant’s demand to transfer the domain was denied. The Complainant is Central Media S.C. of Ciudad de México, Mexico. The Complainant was incorporated […]

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No Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding in LibertyEnergyTrust.com UDRP

The owners of the domain LibertyEnergyTrust.com were hit with a UDRP. The Complainant is Liberty Utilities (America) Co. of Oakville, Canada, that claimed rights in the LIBERTY and LIBERTY ENERGY & Design marks since 2011. The Respondent and domain owner, is an investor in Liberty Energy Trust GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company focused […]

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Tobam.com UDRP results in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The owner of the domain Tobam.com fired back at the UDRP, winning it with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The aged domain was registered as a personal last name, according to the Respondent: “In 2000, the Respondent set up a business with a view to offering personalised surname and business email addresses. To […]

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Hug.com, .net and .org : UDRP has been denied with RDNH finding

A UDRP against the domains Hug.com, Hug.net and Hug.org has been denied. The Complainant,  Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève of Geneva, Switzerland, claimed trademark rights to the HUG acronym. Wiley Rein LLP represented the Respondent, Aydin Karadeniz of Santa Monica, California. According to the Respondent, he acquired all 3 domains for a project, paying almost half […]

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Why did Mike Mann jack up the price of DollarCity.com?

When you live by the sword, you die by the sword. Domain investor, Mike Mann, scored a huge victory after winning the rogue UDRP filed against his domain, DollarCity.com. Centroamerica Comercial, Sociedad Anonima de Capital Variable not only lost the case, they were also found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH.) Effectively, this finding […]

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Denied : Mike Mann wins DollarCity.com UDRP with RDNH finding!

In August, we delivered the shocking news of how DollarCity.com, a generic, aged domain owned by investor Mike Mann, got hit with a UDRP. The Complainant, Centroamerica Comercial, Sociedad Anonima de Capital Variable, operates discount stores in Central America. The Dollar City chain had 15 stores in El Salvador in 2014, so any claims to […]

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Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision for Slized.com UDRP

Bigfoot Ventures LLC of New York, attempted to grab a recently registered domain, Slized.com via the UDRP process, at the WIPO. Its French registrant managed to not only fight back and keep the domain, but also to convince the panel to deliver a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Slized.com was registered in January of […]

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MoonJuice.com : UDRP deflected by Satoshi Shimoshita with RDNH finding!

Satoshi Shimoshita is a hard-working domain investor from Japan; many domainers who have been around for the past 15 years have probably done business with him at some point. Satoshi invests in generic, dictionary domains and compound word domains, and one of them, MoonJuice.com, was hit with a UDRP claim at the WIPO. The Complainant […]

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Patricks.com UDRP : RDNH finding – Complainant attempted to involve former “Backpack girl” at eNom

In a UDRP involving the 19 year old domain Patricks.com, the Complainant attempted to somehow involve the famous “Backpack girl” stock photo. As part of the filing, the Complainant, who operates from Patricks.com.au, asserted the following: ” The Respondent’s posting on the Website of a photograph of a smiling girl with blonde shoulder length hair […]

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Gregg Ostrick wins yet another UDRP for Greentrust.com with RDNH finding

Domain investor, Gregg Ostrick, has successfully fended off yet another attempt by an aggressor against his valuable domain portfolio. In a case involving the aged domain Greentrust.com, IP attorney John Berryhill represented Ostrick against the Complainant, Nedbank Limited of Johannesburg, South Africa. The Complainant alleged it has rights to the mark THE GREEN TRUST, and […]

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