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#Facedbooks .com : #Cybersquatter wanted $50 million dollars for this #domain name

A blatant cybersquatter registered Facedbooks.com, and created a lander imitating an old version of Facebook.com. The domain was listed for sale on Afternic with an asking price of $4,999 dollars, but once Facebook filed a UDRP at the WIPO, the Respondent made threats. According to the UDRP case between Facebook Inc., and Turkey-based Guven Ozdemir, […]

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#Fcuk you .com : #WIPO panelist won’t accept #domain Respondent’s argument

The registrant of the domain FcukYou.com desired to use it as an obvious anagram of the phrase, “fuck you.” The problem is that a British company registered the FCUK mark in the UK two decades ago, in connection to clothing. The case went to the WIPO via the UDRP process, and the Respondent cried foul […]

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#Aizel : Russian luxury brand attempted to snatch 19 year old #domain

Aizel, a Russian luxury brand, attempted to get the domain Aizel.com via the UDRP process. The domain was registered in 2000, making it 19 years old today. The Complainant attempted to contact its registrant numerous times without receiving a response, eventually resorting to filing a UDRP – this makes the move a “plan B.” The […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in Mamar.com UDRP

The domain name Mamar.com – suck, in Spanish – was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Respondent is Mrs Jello LLC, and the Complainant is Mamar Group LTD, Canada. Registered in 1997, the domain is resolving to zero click advertising. In contrast, the Complainant’s trademark with the USPTO is from this year: […]

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#Puretalk .com : Aged #domain name wins #UDRP with short panelist’s statement

Puretalk.com is a short, aged domain registered in 2003, and 16 years later it was challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant, Puretalk Holdings LLC, is a telecommunications company, and they registered the PURETALK trademark in 2018. The Complainant operates from the domain name PuretalkUSA.com. With that in mind, the sole panelist at the National […]

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#Solothurn .com geodomain: #UDRP leads to loss for the Complainant at the #WIPO

The domain name Solothurn.com sounds cryptic; the 1997 registration is a geographical locale and a town in Switzerland. Swiss lawyers representing the city of Solothurn, challenged the generic, geographic meaning of this word, and filed a UDRP at the WIPO. Note: The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com, sponsors of our publication. We obtained this information […]

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MorningSafe.com : #Domain age safeguarded Registrant from #UDRP

Whoever claims aged domains aren’t better than new domain registrations, needs to have a reality check. Aged domains offer protection from UDRP filings, in cases where some company comes up with a brand matching an existing domain and decides to bully the Registrant. In the case of MorningSafe.com, a domain name registered in 2016, the […]

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Judicial .Watch : New gTLD #domain lost via the #UDRP process

The domain name Judicial.Watch, a new gTLD that uses the dot .watch TLD, has been transferred to the Complainant via the UDRP process. Registered in 2014, this “domain hack” uses the keyword and the gTLD to form a meaningful pair. When read from left to right, it matches JUDICIAL WATCH, a registered trademark. The panelist […]

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Fake Turkish #IQOS store leads to another #UDRP win for Philip Morris Products S.A.

It’s already established that Philip Morris, manufacturers of the iqos product, has been setting new UDRP records. In early June, we observed a total of 197 cases all of which Philip Morris won. It’s the last day in July, and the current total is 235 UDRP cases, with some of them involving more than one […]

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#Femida .com : Justice goddess #domain registrant survives #UDRP filing at NAF

The registrant of the domain name Femida.com, a 2002 registration, faced a UDRP, filed by an international law firm that registered the mark in 2004. The Complainant operates from Femida.us and has offices in the US, Paris and Moscow. The domain existed as far back as in 1999, and the term “femida” translates as “Lady […]

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RCC .com #UDRP : Aged 3-letter domain successfully defended at the #WIPO

RCC.com was registered in 1992. The domain was acquired on 9/16/2016 by domain investor and broker, James Booth, of BQDN. Royal Caribbean Cruises shares the same acronym (“RCC”) and decided to file a UDRP at the WIPO. The Respondent was represented by Muscovitch Law P.C., Canada. According to the UDRP, email meant to reach the […]

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#Canarchy .com : Craft beer maker pops a negative #UDRP decision

Canarchy is a portmanteau of “can” and “anarchy” and a craft beer brand. Very clever. That being said, the company’s registration of the mark was made 45 days after Canarchy.com was registered. The company, CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC, filed a UDRP to scoop up the domain name. The Complainant is using Canarchy.beer currently. The […]

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