BTSA .com : #Domain Capital lost aged #LLLL .com via the #UDRP process

The 15 year old domain, BTSA.com, has been in the possession of Domain Capital for a while. Registered in 2003, BTSA.com appears to be yet another LLLL .com, a domain genre that became popular a few years ago due to the Chinese domain market‘s explosive growth, and subsequent collapse. BTSA Biotecnologias Aplicadas, S.L. of Madrid, […]

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Old #domain : No RDNH finding in #Piombo .com #UDRP

Chris Grivas registered Piombo.com in 1999; the domain keyword is Italian for “plumbum” – the official name of lead. An Italian clothing line company, 82 s.r.l. of Venice, Italy, attempted to get his domain almost two decades later. Mr. Grivas represented himself in the UDRP case at the WIPO. Despite having no legal representation, the […]

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#Montar .com : Spanish dictionary word #domain sent to the #WIPO

Montar.com is a 2002 domain registration, owned by NameFind LLC – that’s the GoDaddy subsidiary managing the company’s domain inventory. The word “montar” means “to mount” in Spanish, and the Respondent in this case used this fact to defend ownership of the domain against the Complainant, Montar A/S of Bjert, Denmark. The Respondent does not […]

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#OneCause .ORG: A 1999 #domain registration challenged by the #UDRP process

The domain OneCause.org was registered in 1999; nineteen years later, a company called BidPal, Inc. challenged its ownership via the UDRP process. Not only did the Complainant lose, they were found to be guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The National Arbitration Forum panelist stated: “[…] proofs show that the disputed domain name was registered […]

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#Excelway .com registrant wins #UDRP with a Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

The registrant of ExcelWay.com secured the domain in 2003; fifteen years later, a Spanish corporation tried to take it away from him. Not only did the Complainant, AUSACORP, S.L of Barcelona, Spain,  lose the UDRP at the WIPO, they were served with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. According to the UDRP: The Complainant […]

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Is the domain name #Costa .com worth one million dollars?

Costa means “coast” in Spanish; the matching domain Costa.com was registered in 1997, and yet 21 years later, an Italian company filed a UDRP against its registrant. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com, sponsors of our publication, that provided the information below. The Costa.com UDRP decision contains an important response by the WIPO panelists, regarding […]

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

The owners of Hanit.com, a domain registered 17 years ago, were hit with a UDRP; the Complainant is HAHN Kunststoffe GmbH of Hahn Flughafen, Germany. The Complainant asserts rights to the HANIT mark in Germany, but the Korean Respondent pointed out he registered the domain first: “The Respondent does not challenge the Complainant’s German trademark […]

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#Asianet : Future Media Architects win #UDRP against #domain name registered in 1994

An Indian company took the owners of AsiaNet.com and AsiaNet.net to the WIPO, attempting to wrestle them away via the UDRP process. Asianet Satellite Communications Limited of Thiruvananthapuram, India, failed at both attempts. The .net owner and Respondent in that case, is Future Media Architects. Elequa’s company did not respond to the UDRP, and yet, […]

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Green Bay Packers grab #TitleTownTech domain name from “greedy family”

The Green Bay Packers own a trademark for “TITLETOWN” and have entered into a joint venture with Microsoft to provide a tech incubator in the area. The half a century old mark is showcased in a recently opened Titletown District, located adjacent to the Packers’ football stadium: “… the Titletown District is a 45-acre real-estate […]

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#ServiceMaster brand squatting : Dot .APP #domains snatched via the #UDRP process

Dot .APP is very popular – among cybersquatters, as well. The use of generic domains alongside .APP can trigger some inconspicuous trademark violations, but there are more explicit examples of blatant cybersquatting from registrants of famous marks. In a UDRP case involving the domains americanhomeshield.app, merrymaids.app, servicemaster.app, and terminix.app, the Complainant is a single entity: […]

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#Pintz .com : Eighteen year old #domain grabbed by Hungarian law firm

Pintz.com is a domain registered in 2000; eighteen years later, it’s handed over to a Hungarian law firm via the UDRP process. Thanks to the Respondent’s lack of legal representation, the domain was lost, despite its registration date predating the registration of a Hungarian trademark. György Pintz, Pintz & Partners LLC of Budapest, Hungary is […]

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Have generic dot .APP #domains for sale? Better watch out for the #UDRP

If you jumped into the dot .APP namespace believing that the domains will sell like hot cakes, better watch out. Even generic keywords, when used in conjunction with the “app” part might infringe on existing applications and other software. In the case of the domain Hike.APP, its registrant was sent to the WIPO via the […]

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