The Domain of Jesus, a non-denominational church in Alabama, decided that playing nice wasn’t going to cut it, so they took their case to the WIPO. If only things were that simple; they lost the case, with the single member panel explaining why their act was despicable. “This has to be one of the most [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
US President, Barack Obama, turned down an appeal by Márcio Mello of SaveMe.com fame, to receive a presidential pardon. Just days before the US elections, Mr. Obama handed out pardons to convicted individuals in various categories. For the “reverse domain hijacker” category, the applicant was denied, as seen in this photo below.Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is getting one major overhaul, that will improve the way the patent and trademark information and data are displayed. Domainers often peruse USPTO.gov to determine the existence or status of a trademark, prior to acquiring domain names. It is also where WIPO panelists go to determine the [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
You probably saw the fake picture from “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” circulating today; even the prestigious DNJournal fell prey to the obviously doctored screen grab. It’s sad how domainers fall for such cheaply done Photoshopped work! The real picture from the show is shown below; it connects DN Journal – the obvious authority [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In a private ceremony yesterday, domain king Rick Schwartz awarded the much coveted “Reverse Domain Hijacker” trophy to Brazilian entrepreneur, Márcio Mello Chaves, via Skype teleconferencing. “There is no doubt about it”, said a misty eyed Rick Schwartz. “This man has done so much for domainers, he clearly deserves to be recognized for his contribution [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The SaveMe.com saga has officially ended, what with Rick Schwartz declaring a full victory against the reverse domain hijacker, Brazilian lawyer Márcio Mello Chaves. For those of you that don’t want to wade through dozens of posts and hundreds of comments, we are offering below the comic book version of the case. Enjoy [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
These days, anything related to Brazil brings back memories of the Brazilian brothers behind SaveMe.com.br and their pending UDRP at the WIPO to wrestle SaveMe.com away from Rick Schwartz. While we’re awaiting the proceedings with intensive interest, news of an improved Internet infrastructure in Brazil indicate the country is trying to improve its image and [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Just four days ago we unveiled how Seagate – the storage media giant – filed and won a UDRP for Seagate.org at the National Arbitration Forum. The decision was made on the virtual white flag of surrender that the Seagate.org registrant raised. Now Seagate took that advantage and went after the domain name Seagate.net. This [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Seagate is a name and brand established for over thirty years, creating digital storage media. As such, they are expected to take their brand very seriously, when others attempt to dilute it. In the world of domain names, that means registering a secondary TLD. As Seagate owns the .com, the registrant of Seagate.org was hit [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
There have been 19 UDRP cases decided against registrants of .XXX domains, so far, according to the adult industry news site, XBiz. Thirteen of those were decided for the complainants, with an equal number of domains ordered returned. The list includes the following cases: 20th Century Fox filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Mediaset SpA is Italy’s largest media corporation, owning several television channels. It uses Mediaset.it as the primary web site for providing its Internet-related content. The domain name Mediaset.com was contested in 2008 at the WIPO, and the sole panelist decided that it was used “in bad faith” by its registrant, who registered it in 2002. [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
According to their web site, the National Arbitration Forum “is a world leader in dispute resolution.” Particularly: “The FORUM provides fair, affordable, and accessible civil justice to all through recruitment, selection and management of a highly experienced and distinguished panel of over 1,600 former judges and seasoned lawyers. Expert FORUM arbitrators and mediators apply reasonable [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.