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#KingdomCompassion .com : Two #British businesses joust over royal #domain name at the #WIPO

The registrant of KingdomCompassion.com registered the domain in 2015, about two years before the dot .ORG holders did. The latter is a company offering counseling services, and in 2018 they registered the mark KINGDOM COMPASSION. Both companies are in the UK. The dot .ORG registrant filed a UDRP at the WIPO, and asserted that they […]

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#Lavor .com : A 19 year old #domain lost via the #UDRP process

Lavor.com, a domain name registered in 2000, has been in the registrant’s possession for 19 years. Lavorwash S.p.A., an Italian corporation, filed a UDRP at the WIPO, and managed to get the domain. Primary reason, appears to be the lack of response by the Respondent; by not representing themselves via an IP attorney, they lost […]

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#Domain UDRP: #IBM believes IBMN.com infringed on its famous trademark

IBM is a famous corporation with a long history, and a well-known acronym as a trademark. In the world of domains, however, it seems that they go after any IBM* domain, as is the case with 18 year old IBMN.com. The domain was using zero click landers, which might have caused it to display infringing […]

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#RDNH finding in #RocknCrystals .com #UDRP

HugeDomains prevailed in a UDRP filed against its domain, RocknCrystals.com. Despite a recent registration off the droplist, the domain is a generic that predates a rushed trademark filing by the Complainant, Sarah Lonsdale & Stuart Clark t/a RocknCrystals, Australia and the three member panel at the WIPO denied its transfer. The Aussie Complainant(s) were also […]

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Videoplay.com #UDRP : Aged #domain stays with its registrant, not #Vodacom

Vodacom filed a UDRP at the WIPO, to get the aged domain VideoPlay.com. Registered in 2001, this generic domain name has been parked or under construction for many years. Vodacom apparently registered the mark VIDEO PLAY in South Africa earlier this year. In 2014, it registered the service mark VODACOM VIDEO PLAY, exclaiming the “video […]

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#Electrum .net : An 18 year old #domain was lost via the #UDRP and here’s why

Electrum.net is a domain registered in 2001, a full 18 years ago. Electrum Technologies GmbH, Germany, challenged its ownership based on a European trademark registered in 2019, and won. How is this possible? Apparently, the Electrum.net registrant copied the Complainant’s website at Electrum.org, and used this in phishing attempts that targeted Bitcoin wallets. The Complainant […]

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#Investigo .com UDRP : Someone tried to sell the #domain to the trademark holder

Some jackass attempted to sell the domain Investigo.com to the owners of the INVESTIGO mark, potentially posing as a broker for the registrant. The asking price was $45,000 dollars and that’s when Investigo UK filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. The owner acquired the domain 9 years before the Complainant acquired the mark […]

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#Namecheap profits from unused #domain names, says respondent in Linear.ink #UDRP

The registrant of Linear.ink called his domain’s registration “innocent” and meant for “an art blog about inking line drawings”. This great demonstration of keyword+gTLD forming a meaningful pair was almost ruined by Namecheap’s PPC ads that allegedly triggered a UDRP. According to the domain’s registrant, the ads displayed infringing links: “…irritated that namecheap profits of […]

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#Dell Repair San Diego .com : Small biz owner beats PC giant in #UDRP

Mr. Rod Perry is the owner of a small business in San Diego, where he operates the web site DellRepairSanDiego.com. The web site states that Rod is an electronic engineer with a specialty in Dell PCs and laptops, and states the “DELL” mark belongs to Dell. Dell filed a UDRP to force the domain name’s […]

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#Radiola .com UDRP : Generic word versus a registered trademark

The owner of Radiola.com was hit with a UDRP. The Complainant is a Swiss company claiming rights to the RADIOLA mark that go back to 1955, all while the domain was registered in 2000. Radiola Consumer AG possess a valid trademark, but the Respondent asserted that “radiola” is simply a generic word, which means “small […]

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

A British company with a trademark for AG Space – Space to Grow, sought to get AGSpace.com via the UDRP process. The issue: the figurative mark was registered in 2014, but the domain AGSpace.com has a 1998 registration date. The domain’s owner’s initials are “AG” and they are using the domain in a legitimate business. […]

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MX.com registrant lost #UDRP despite claims of phishing against IDN #domain

MX, a company formerly known as Money Desktop, acquired the domain MX.com in 2014 upon rebranding. The domain’s previous owner, MediMetrix, most likely sold MX.com for an undisclosed amount. Someone registered the IDN domain name ᴍx.com (xn--x-x6l.com) and the visual match was perceived as a phishing scheme threat for the fintech company. They filed a […]

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