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QuackIt.com : Hijacked #domain returned to owner via the #UDRP process

QuackIt.com was hijacked and the registrant used the UDRP process to get it back. According to the case reported by the WIPO, the perpetrator targeted a domain with plenty of clout among the coding community, registered in 2000. From the UDRP: The Respondent’s email address as provided/verified by the Registrar has been linked to multiple […]

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HeatNBond.com : #UDRP succeeds in usurping 15 year old #domain name

The domain HeatNBond.com was registered in 2005, and after 15 years it has been “lost” via the UDRP process. The Complainant in this case, registered the trademark for HEATNBOND in 1992 and challenged the domain’s ownership at the WIPO. In presenting their case, the Complainant asserts that the real registrant is Lisa Katz, who has […]

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SonYouTube.com : #Google beat #Sony in getting this #domain

When famous trademarks such as Sony and YouTube get combined into a domain, the end result is mostly likely a UDRP. In the case of the domain SonYouTube.com the “winner” is Google, owners of the YOUTUBE mark. Apparently Sony didn’t seem interested, as it took six years for this domain to be usurped via the […]

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Metra.com : Aged #domain lost at the #WIPO due to no response

The aged domain Metra.com was just lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Registered in 2003, the domain was challenged by Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority. According to the UDRP: Complainant is a governmental agency of the State of Illinois that operates rail lines, stations, parking lots, platforms, bridges, tracks, crossings, […]

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Business disputes involving #domains are not to be resolved via the #UDRP process

If you have a business dispute, don’t try to resolve it via the UDRP process. That’s the end result of a UDRP involving the following 60 domain names: ifilmcodes.com, gurlpages.com, ifilm.com, hatfallgame.com, ifilmcorp.com, hatfallgame.com, ifilmcorp.net, generatela.com, ifilmmail.com, agingfabulous.com, ifilm.net, alloydigital.com, ifilmnetworks.net, alloyeducation.com, ifilm-pro.com, alloymarketing.com, ifilmpro.com, alloyonline.com, ifilmpro.net, alloytv.com, ifilmpublishing.com, awkwardnames.com, ifilmstaff.com, b5media.com, ifilmstudios.com, bakingdelights.com, ifilmtelevision.com, […]

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Colas.org : #UDRP about “tails” chased 18 year old #domain name

Colas means “tails” in Spanish, and that’s also slang for piece of “ass.” It just so happens to be the name of a French company, Colas Group. To them, COLAS is a trademark and a portmanteau of “cold” and “asphalt.” The company formed in 1924, and in 2020 they filed a UDRP, citing that they […]

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Domain crime : Waitsila.com was used in cybercrime, says Wärtsilä Technology

Wärtsilä Technology Oy is a Finnish company, operating from the domain name Wartsila.com. Cybercriminals registered the domain Waitsila.com and impersonated the Finnish company’s officer, seeking the transfer of money from one of its clients. This type of cybercrime is gaining traction recently, as in the case of Barbara Corcoran. Wärtsilä Technology Oy filed a UDRP, […]

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She the People : Two #women empowering organizations end up in a #UDRP

“She the People” is an American organization empowering women of color. It’s also the name of an Indian television network empowering Indian women by sharing stories of role models. The owner of SheThePeople.TV filed a UDRP against the owner of SheThePeople.org to usurp the domain name. The Complainant’s domain registration in 2012 predates that of […]

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#Bang Energy gets the #domain name BangEnergy.com via the #UDRP process

Bang Energy is an energy drink and a product of JHO Intellectual Property Holdings, and the product’s web site can be found at Bang-Energy.com. The domain was registered in 2008, at the same time as the BANG trademark. Meanwhile, the non dashed version, BangEnergy.com, was re-registered in 2011 after it dropped. The registrant of the […]

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Lingaro.com : Polish #domain registered in 2005 hit with a #UDRP

Lingaro.com, the brand name of a Polish startup “innovator in data analysis,” was registered in 2005. Fifteen years later, the company filed a UDRP at the WIPO. Surprisingly, the domain’s renewal fees throughout the years have been paid for by the Respondent in this UDRP, and not the Lingaro company. Lingaro.com is forwarding to LingaroGroup.com, […]

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WPDeveloper.com : #WordPress developer keeps #domain and cancels usurper’s trademark

Indian developer, Sundar Rajan, faced threats about his domain, WPDeveloper.com, by the registrant of the matching .net. The .com was registered in 2007, while the .net in 2009. The .net registrant wanted to buy Rajan’s domain at a price that wasn’t accepted. Rajan’s rejection of the offer was met with a threat to acquire the […]

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Siemplify.com : Ensuing #UDRP awards Complainant a Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

The registrant of Siemplify.com registered the domain in 2011, and thus its registration predates the SIEMPLIFY trademark obtained in 2017 by an Israeli company. Cyarx Technologies Ltd., Israel, filed a UDRP to usurp the domain, but since the domain came first and the registration of the trademark second, the sole WIPO panelist delivered a finding […]

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