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#ABSA insurance : South African company fails to get #domain from Argentinian registrant via #UDRP

Two companies using the initials “ABSA” in their respective names, hold trademarks – albeit, in different countries. Who gets the domain? The question was raised when ABSA Group Limited of Gauteng, Republic of South Africa, fired up its lawyers to gain control of the domain name absainsurance.com. The Respondent in this UDRP is Alejandro Angel […]

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#Pitchtime : Former CEO lost control of #domain brands after company files #UDRP

The former CEO of Pitchtime lost control of a group of domain names, including Pitchtime.com, after the company filed a UDRP. The company owns the PITCHTIME trademark. Included in this UDRP case are the domains pitchtime.co, pitchtime.com, pitchtime.info, pitchtime.me, pitchtime.net, pitchtime.org, pitchtimes.com, pitchtimes.net, pitchtimes.org, and pitchtime.xyz. According to the UDRP, these domains were registered by […]

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#Incanto .com : Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in #UDRP at the WIPO

The owner of the domain Incanto.com defended themselves at the WIPO, and won the UDRP, with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Registered in 2003, the domain is a dictionary word. The Complainant, Brooksburnett Investments Ltd. of Limassol, Cyprus, used a Russian law firm to file the UDRP. According to the UDRP, the domain’s […]

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Caterpillar #domain : Blatant #typosquatting is the #1 reason for #UDRP loss

If you want to end up with a potential UDRP case, engage in blatant typosquatting of domain names. What is blatant typosquatting, is easy to define: www prefixes of popular domain brands, such as in the case of wwwcaterpillar.com that was challenged via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. The domain appears to […]

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#TheSun dot com : #UDRP against generic #domain ends up blackholed as #RDNH

The UDRP case against the owners of TheSun.com, a generic domain registered in 2001 didn’t end well for the Complainant, News Group Newspapers Limited of London. The latter is known as the Rupert Murdoch group, that operates the newspaper The Sun in the UK. A three member panel outlined the facts of the case, strongly […]

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#AutoZone .org : #Domain lost in #UDRP earned revenue for 4 years for #NetSol

AutoZone.org, a domain that expired in 2015, was kept in limbo for the past four years, on Network Solutions servers. The infringing domain displayed ads, generating revenue for NetSol that controlled the DNS. The nameservers were NS1.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM and NS2.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM. On or around February 5th, 2015, the domain’s WHOIS changed to the expired status that Network […]

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#RiskMethods .com : Lack of a #WHOIS update leads to a messy #UDRP

The domain RiskMethods.com was sold for 25,000 euro in 2017; allegedly, the new owner, Lever10 Inc., of Las Vegas, Nevada, failed to update the WHOIS information. Its former owner, Level2 LLC, was named as a Respondent in an ensuing UDRP. A German company with a registered trademark for RISKMETHODS stepped in, and filed a UDRP […]

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#Adora .com : #Domain name registered in 1996 lost via the #UDRP process

The domain name Adora.com was registered in 1996 by Pearl One Media. Through the years, the domain displayed technology-related content including web hosting services. Around 2014, the domain’s lander became a “for sale” page, showcasing the keyword’s brandability and qualities. The owners sought $300,000 dollars for it. For some odd reason, the most recent content […]

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#Guzzini .com : Korean #domain registrant wanted $100,000 but got #UDRP’ed

The Korean registrant of the domain Guzzini.com sought to get $100,000 dollars from the Italian trademark holder. Instead, they got hit with a UDRP once negotiations failed. Enrico Guzzini formed the company in 1912, and the brand is famous in Italy, and internationally for its tableware and houseware products. The Korean registrant secured the domain […]

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#Rosetta Stone : Following #UDRP loss, Respondent takes the case to the US courts

The Respondent in the UDRP case against the domain name RosettaStone.app, is taking the case to the US courts, following the loss at the WIPO. The federal lawsuit – filed at a California court – seeks a declaratory judgement that the domain does not infringe on the marks of Rosetta Stone, makers of translation software. […]

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Miss #India .com : A 1999 #domain was lost via the #UDRP process

Can’t expect a generic phrase such as “Miss India” to be unprotected these days, as the owner of the domain MissIndia.com found out. Registered in 1999, MissIndia.com displays a basic web page about the winner of the 2017 Miss World pageant, Manushi Chhillar – who represented her country as Miss India. The problem is, that […]

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Aussie #UDRP Respondent tells #WIPO panelist to “fuck off”

If your UDRP is a lost case, you might as well go down in flames. The Respondent to the UDRP for the domain TetraTrex.com wasn’t pleased when he received the emails regarding his domain. The Complainant is Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A. of Pully, Switzerland, and the Respondent is an Australian bloke. After receiving […]

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