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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
When you win a UDRP with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH), you might as well do a victory lap. 😀 The domain TRTL.com was challenged via a UDRP by a Scottish company that claimed rights to the TRTL mark. Only problem was, the mark was registered 10 years after the domain. IP […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Domain investors are increasingly facing challenges over their long-held domain assets. Quite often, companies entering the market “late” attempt to wrestle these domains away, claiming trademark (ab)use. In the case of Chooze.com, a domain registered in 2001, the Complainant was Degani Designs LLC. The Respondent had legal representation, as they should. According to the UDRP […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.