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#TheSun dot com : #UDRP against generic #domain ends up blackholed as #RDNH

The UDRP case against the owners of TheSun.com, a generic domain registered in 2001 didn’t end well for the Complainant, News Group Newspapers Limited of London. The latter is known as the Rupert Murdoch group, that operates the newspaper The Sun in the UK. A three member panel outlined the facts of the case, strongly […]

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#AutoZone .org : #Domain lost in #UDRP earned revenue for 4 years for #NetSol

AutoZone.org, a domain that expired in 2015, was kept in limbo for the past four years, on Network Solutions servers. The infringing domain displayed ads, generating revenue for NetSol that controlled the DNS. The nameservers were NS1.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM and NS2.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM. On or around February 5th, 2015, the domain’s WHOIS changed to the expired status that Network […]

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#RiskMethods .com : Lack of a #WHOIS update leads to a messy #UDRP

The domain RiskMethods.com was sold for 25,000 euro in 2017; allegedly, the new owner, Lever10 Inc., of Las Vegas, Nevada, failed to update the WHOIS information. Its former owner, Level2 LLC, was named as a Respondent in an ensuing UDRP. A German company with a registered trademark for RISKMETHODS stepped in, and filed a UDRP […]

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#Adora .com : #Domain name registered in 1996 lost via the #UDRP process

The domain name Adora.com was registered in 1996 by Pearl One Media. Through the years, the domain displayed technology-related content including web hosting services. Around 2014, the domain’s lander became a “for sale” page, showcasing the keyword’s brandability and qualities. The owners sought $300,000 dollars for it. For some odd reason, the most recent content […]

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#Guzzini .com : Korean #domain registrant wanted $100,000 but got #UDRP’ed

The Korean registrant of the domain Guzzini.com sought to get $100,000 dollars from the Italian trademark holder. Instead, they got hit with a UDRP once negotiations failed. Enrico Guzzini formed the company in 1912, and the brand is famous in Italy, and internationally for its tableware and houseware products. The Korean registrant secured the domain […]

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#Rosetta Stone : Following #UDRP loss, Respondent takes the case to the US courts

The Respondent in the UDRP case against the domain name RosettaStone.app, is taking the case to the US courts, following the loss at the WIPO. The federal lawsuit – filed at a California court – seeks a declaratory judgement that the domain does not infringe on the marks of Rosetta Stone, makers of translation software. […]

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Miss #India .com : A 1999 #domain was lost via the #UDRP process

Can’t expect a generic phrase such as “Miss India” to be unprotected these days, as the owner of the domain MissIndia.com found out. Registered in 1999, MissIndia.com displays a basic web page about the winner of the 2017 Miss World pageant, Manushi Chhillar – who represented her country as Miss India. The problem is, that […]

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Aussie #UDRP Respondent tells #WIPO panelist to “fuck off”

If your UDRP is a lost case, you might as well go down in flames. The Respondent to the UDRP for the domain TetraTrex.com wasn’t pleased when he received the emails regarding his domain. The Complainant is Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A. of Pully, Switzerland, and the Respondent is an Australian bloke. After receiving […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in #ink123 .com UDRP

The Respondent in the UDRP case against the domain 123ink.com was avenged, after a three member panel at the WIPO delivered a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Registered in 1999, the domain 123ink.com consists of a numerical prefix common with commercial designations indicating quality or speed. The “ink” part is a common dictionary word. […]

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#AQORN .com : Stolen #domain was recovered via the #UDRP process

Using the UDRP process in order to recover a stolen domain usually fails, but the owner of AQORN.com did it. Most panelists frown upon active disputes with domains such as infringement claims, lawsuits or domain theft; in the case of AQORN.com, the Respondent – and alleged thief – filed no response. Complainant, Adam Peacock, stated […]

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#Istanbul Airport .com : Seventeen year old #domain name hit with #UDRP in #Turkey

The geo-domain name IstanbulAirport.com was hit with a UDRP at the WIPO. This 2002 registration was sharing information about airport hotels in Istanbul, Turkey at the time. Can a generic geo-domain be hit with a UDRP? Apparently so, as Complainant is a Turkish company, IGA Havalimanı İşletmesi Anonim Şirketi, operators of the new Istanbul Airport. […]

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#Reindl .com : Stanley Pace wins #UDRP against Austrian casserole #domain

Domain investor, Stanley Pace, won another UDRP – this time against the domain Reindl.com. The domain was offered for sale with a $79,000 dollar price tag. Registered in 2016, the domain’s keyword, “reindl,” means casserole in German. An Austrian company that creates protective clothing, asserted that they have a trademark since 1999. Reindl Gesellschaft m.b.H. […]

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