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Sally’s Apizza .com : Personal #domain registration leads to #UDRP after biz fallout

The registrant of SallysApizza.com stated that the domain was registered in her name, and not in the name of the business that contested it via the UDRP process. The Respondent stated that she was never employed by the LLC managing the intellectual property of the restaurant, such as a trademark for SALLY’S APIZZA, and that […]

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Vudo.com : #UDRP ends up costing a Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking decision!

Vudo.com, a domain registered in 1999, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant is Vudu, Inc., that according to the UDRP filed incorrect information regarding their brand’s formation date, which was not in 1995. They operate from the domain vudu.com, and are owned by Walmart. A three member panel at the […]

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Elite mindset .com : Registrant won the #UDRP with a #RDNH finding!

The registrant of EliteMindset.com acquired it in 2017 for $500 dollars on Flippa, and a person seeking to buy the domain since 2016 filed a UDRP as “plan B.” Key points: They offered to buy the domain for $300 via the GoDaddy buy service in 2018 The Respondent sought $2,500 dollars in 2018 The Complainant […]

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#Domain for a King: Raja.com #UDRP thrown out

Raja is the Hindi word for “king” and the domain Raja.com represents that. Registered in 1995, Raja.com appears to have been parked on a PPC services lander at Sedo. There is no indication that the domain has been developed – in the traditional sense – since at least 2007. A UDRP filed at the WIPO […]

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Crafty respondent gets to keep the #domain name Craftsmans.com despite #UDRP

A crafty response by the registrant of Craftsmans.com, a 2001 registration, led to their victory at the WIPO. The Complainant, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., filed the UDRP citing its famous CRAFTSMAN brand and mark. The self-represented Respondent, whose wife apparently contacted the Complainant with a $38,000 dollar quote, provided a Wayback Machine page to […]

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Sage Netcom or Sagenet com? #UDRP finds the invisible hyphen in this #domain name

Is there such a thing as an invisible hyphen in a domain name? In the case of SageNetcom.com, the word split is between the words “Sage” and “Netcom.” The latter stands for “Network & communications.” The operators of Sage Net, using the domain SageNet.com, filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum, citing a 1999 […]

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#Duggan vs. Duggan : Tax consulting biz attempted to take over 24 year old #domain

A tax consulting business tried to take over Duggan.com, a domain registered in 1995, citing rights to the DUGGAN mark. The 24 year old domain asset belongs to a guy named… Thomas Duggan. It’s surprising to see that this decision did not deliver a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, on top of the denial […]

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#Turkish company loses #UDRP for Pepee.com

A Turkish company filed a UDRP against the domain Pepee.com. The domain was registered several years before the Complainant’s trademark registration. Pepee is a diminutive name for Jose, Joseph, or Giuseppe. The Complainant is Düş Yeri Bilişim Teknoloji ve Animasyon Anonim Şirketi, Turkey, and the Respondent was represented by IP attorney John Berryhill. A three […]

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Dude, you’re getting a wwwDell.com via the #UDRP process

Computer manufacturing giant, Dell, is known for its cheesy commercials in the early 2000s. These TV ads depicted Curtis as the “Dell Dude,” a teenage guy urging his buddies’ parents to get a Dell computer for their kids. Dell filed a UDRP against the Chinese registrant of the domain name wwwDell.com. Without doubt, this type […]

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#Trivago lost #UDRP case against the #domain name Traveltrow.com

Travel booking giant, Trivago, became popular a few years ago due to the scruffy actor featured in its commercials. In a recent UDRP case filed against the owner of Traveltrow.com, Trivago claimed that the two domains sound alike! Despite the Respondent’s acknowledgement of copyright issues, and an asking price of $5,000 for the domain, the […]

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#Dell grabs typo #domain DRLL.com via the #UDRP process

The domain DRLL.com was registered in 1998, and now Dell has claimed it via the UDRP process. Visually, the two domains DRLL.com and DELL.com are 75% identical, but what’s more important is how Drll.com was used as a parked domain, taking advantage of the proximity of letters “E” and “R” on the keyboard. Apparently, Drll.com […]

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Casinoseminole.com : #Domain UDRP gets denied – for the 2nd time!

A group of 3 domains, including casinoseminole.com, was served with the second UDRP notice in 7 years. The Complainant is Seminole Tribe of Florida, that filed the UDRP at the WIPO against the owner of the domains, casinoseminole.com, seminolecasino.com, and seminolegaming.com. Gambling casinos are big business, and the domains’ first UDRP was met with a […]

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