Donald Trump wins generic domain in UDRP

Multi-billionaire mogul Donald Trump has challenged the registrant of in a UDRP, and has won.

The shocking decision relied on a trademark for TRUMP CARD that “The Donald” acquired in 2000, two full years after was registered, according to DomainTools.


Despite a valiant defense by the Respondent, the case came down to a shocking decision by John Swinson, sole panelist, that the domain should be transferred to Donald Trump:

“The Respondent generated revenue by linking Internet users to affiliate sites, such as “”. It is reasonable to infer that the Respondent registered the Disputed Domain Name to trade off the Complainant’s rights in his TRUMP mark. This is not use in connection with a bona fide offering of goods and services.”

The term “trump card” is a generic term used in many poker variations and it originates from at least the early 1800’s.

For the full text of the UDRP decision about, click here. Or listen to this great Irish song from 1981, called “Trump Card.”

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