Holders.com: 9GAG community acquired domain, filed for trademark registration

Hong Kong based 9GAG Limited, operators of meme heaven 9GAG, have filed for the registration of the mark HOLDERS.COM at the USPTO. The company owns the domain Holders.com, which plans to develop into yet another meme-sharing paradise. The intend-to-use application was filed for the following products and services, related to Web3, NFT, and crypto (partial […]

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GuaranteedRemoval.com: UDRP gets #RDNH finding; Complainant made misleading claims

Erase Technologies LLC filed a UDRP to usurp the aged, generic domain GuaranteedRemoval.com. The Complainant operates a business from the pluralized variant and alleged that it owns a registered trademark for GUARANTEED REMOVALS. Not so fast, said the Respondent: Respondent replies that Complainant has no standing to bring this Complaint because Complainant does not have […]

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Translations.com: Trademark registration application unveils premium domains from 1999

TransPerfect Technologies LLC, operators of Translations.com, have filed for the registration of the matching trademark, TRANSLATIONS.COM. The USPTO application involves standard characters without claim to any particular font style, size, or color, for the following services: Consulting services in the field of internet marketing, namely, website localization and software localization; search engine optimization for sales […]

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Svendus.com vs. Avendus: Indian UDRP Respondent cites astrology as inspiration

Avendus Capital Private Limited, India, operates its brand offering asset management, credit solutions, investment banking and wealth management under its mark AVENDUS. Meanwhile, another Indian individual chose to register the domain Svendus.com via some mystic intervention: Respondent claims to have conceived the word SVENDUS on advice of his astrologer and that it is a meaningless […]

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CitiesTech.com UDRP failed as English is not Latin

CitiusTech Healthcare Technology Private Limited, India, filed a UDRP to usurp the domain name CitiesTech.com, alleging that the “Cities tech” combo infringes on its CITIUSTECH brand and trademark. Attempting to pull a “fast one”—Citius means “faster” in Latin—the Complainant’s claims were rebuffed by the WIPO panelist who noted the generic nature of the two English […]

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Weed.com operators (re)apply for the registration of the (almost) matching mark

Graye Ventures, Inc., operators of the super high class domain Weed.com, have applied for the registration of a mark with the USPTO, that contains the domain name. The mark is WEED.COM…& ENJOY – The mark consists of standard characters, without claim to any particular font style, size, or color. Registered in 1996, Weed.com has not […]

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Metco.com UDRP targeted domain with a $900,000 dollar price tag

The domain name Metco.com was registered in 1995 and 27 years later a company filed a UDRP in an attempt to usurp it. In their inofficial response, the Respondent stated that they were exposed to unnecessary stress from the Complainant’s allegations, after quoting an asking price of $900,000 dollars for the aged domain; the listing […]

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CreditNinja Lending lost UDRP filed against KreditNinjaLLC.com

One can get “Kreative” with the letter “C” and in the case of the domain KreditNinjaLLC.com that phonetic change led to a UDRP. Filed by CreditNinja Lending LLC at the Forum (NAF) the case involves the registered trademark CREDITNINJA, obtained by the Complainant in 2019. Despite the domain’s registration in 2021, the case was dismissed […]

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Matajer.org: Despite two RDNH decisions this UDRP succeeded; here’s why

The UDRP filed against the domain Matajer.net resulted in a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Undaunted by the result, Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC of UAE, filed a pair of UDRPs, one against Matajer.com and one against Matajer.org. Both were decided separately but almost at the same time. The .com case delivered another slap […]

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Frameo.com: From $362 to $77,000 to zero thanks to UDRP

The domain name Frameo.com was registered in 2018 after a drop; at the time, the auction closed at $362 dollars as recorded by NameBio. Its Korean registrant likes to use the moniker “lawyer247” while bidding on DropCatch and owns thousands of domains. Is he a lawyer? Doubtful, as he doesn’t seem to respond to UDRP […]

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Matajer.com: Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding after losing .net case

Just a month after losing the UDRP against Matajer.net with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC filed a UDRP against the .com variant, Matajer.com. As the first UDRP case established a negative foundation for the Complainant, why would they target the .com this time? Perhaps due to a victory […]

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CatholicAnswers.com: UDRP reveals owner of God.com

The UDRP involving the domain name CatholicAnswers.com is an interesting case; Catholic Answers, Inc. is a California-based corporation that sought to get this 2001 domain registration. The Complainant registered the mark CATHOLIC ANSWERS in 2013 but claims it used the mark as far back as in 1986. Meanwhile, the Respondent is a company based in […]

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