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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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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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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Just don’t do it : Turkish dotless “i” involved in Nike domain UDRP

The use of a Turkish “dotless” letter “i” was recently the center of a UDRP brought forth by Nike, Inc. The domain in question, Nıke.com, resembles “Nike” but is in fact an IDN, or Internationalized Domain Name. Nıke.com was parked with a zero click lander leading to Google results about Nike; the world-famous corporation filed […]

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Porsche.car : Chinese domain registrant blew $5,000 via UDRP

Dot .Car domains carry a premium price, and the Chinese registrant of Porsche.Car just blew a small fortune. Registered in 2016, the Porsche car domain was renewed in 2017, which brings the total minimum cost to just over $5,000 dollars. With a price tag of $2,399 dollars at GoDaddy, the domain was challenged by the […]

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OK for Oklahoma : CitywideOK.com domain passes UDRP challenge

The owners of the domain CitywideOK.com faced a UDRP, brought forth by City Wide Franchise Company, Inc. The Complainant does not even own the domain Citywide.com, which belongs to a cellular communications company; they operate from GoCitywide.com instead. CITY WIDE is a trademark registered by the Complainant in 2009, a year after CitywideOK.com was registered. […]

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Konriko.com : UDRP filed over expired 1999 domain that received a “rebranding”

Conrad Rice Mill claims to be “America’s oldest working rice mill” but they let one of their domain brands, Konriko.com, expire. Registered in 1999, the domain was not renewed and it was sold on the expired domain marketplace at GoDaddy. Conrad Rice Mill filed a UDRP to reclaim the domain, to protect their KONRIKO trademark, […]

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Unipol.com : Respondent uses “reverse cyber-squatter” approach to UDRP

The Korean registrant of Unipol.com was hit with a UDRP; the 10 year old domain was challenged at the WIPO by an Italian corporation. Complainant is Unipol Gruppo Finanziario S.p.A. of Bologna, Italy, that claimed it has common law rights to the UNIPOL mark since 1989. Meanwhile, Unipol.com was registered by the Respondent on February […]

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Obaji.com owner wanted $231,500 dollars but got hit with UDRP

The domain Obaji.com was listed on eBay with a massive $231,000 dollar price tag. Instead of achieving a sale, however, the domain was slapped with a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. The Complainant is Obagi Medical Products, Inc., that produces a series of cosmetics; they own the OBAGI mark since 1998. They operate from […]

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Wouxun.us : UDRP is not the medium to resolve business conflicts

The domain Wouxun.us was challenged via the UDRP process, by a Chinese company QuanZhou OUXUN Electronics Co., Ltd. The company produces electronic equipment, selling two-way radios and accessories relating to wireless communication. They also registered the WOUXUN with the USPTO and in China. In this case, Wouxun.us was operated with the Complainant’s permission, and the […]

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Retweet is now a registered trademark of Twitter

Domain investors take notice: Twitter has registered “RETWEET” as a mark with the USPTO. The trademark registration process began way back in 2009, with an “intent to use” (ITU) filing for the following classes and use: Class 41: Providing on-line journals, namely, blogs featuring user-defined content Class 45: Online social networking services; providing a website […]

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