Trademark registration application unveils premium domains from 1999

TransPerfect Technologies LLC, operators of, 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 […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. : Aged #domain lost at the #WIPO due to no response

The aged domain 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, […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. : A #domain registered in 1996 threatened via the #UDRP process

Imagine receiving a UDRP for a domain name registered 24 years ago. was registered in 1996, and in 2020 a Spanish company claimed rights to the PATA NEGRA mark. According to the UDRP, Complainant, J. Garcia Carrion, S.A. registered the trademark PATA NEGRA for wine with multiple registries, including the Spanish Patent and Trademark […]

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#Electrum .net : An 18 year old #domain was lost via the #UDRP and here’s why 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 registrant copied the Complainant’s website at, and used this in phishing attempts that targeted Bitcoin wallets. The Complainant […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. : #Domain age safeguarded Registrant from #UDRP

Whoever claims aged domains aren’t better than new domain registrations, needs to have a reality check. Aged domains offer protection from UDRP filings, in cases where some company comes up with a brand matching an existing domain and decides to bully the Registrant. In the case of, a domain name registered in 2016, the […]

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

The domain name 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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#BlackHole dot .com : Aged #domain getting lots of interest but all traffic is blackholed

EU-funded researchers released the first ever picture of a black hole, using the Event Horizon Telescope. The international collaboration produced a fiery, donut shaped image of the black hole, in the M87 galaxy. The supermassive black hole has a mass that is 6.5 billion times that of our sun. Meanwhile, the domain name should […]

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#SSC dot .com : Premium three letter #domain registered in 1989 hit with a #UDRP

The pending UDRP against the three letter .com domain,, is about to break all records due to the domain’s age: 29 years old. Registered in 1989, this LLL .com is currently in the possession of a Chinese registrant. The Complainant in this UDRP is an entity called “Service Spring Corp.” and as the case […]

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Backpack full of aged #domain names found at #NamesCon

NamesCon 2018 might be over, but the fun continues in Las Vegas and the Tropicana venue. The successful mega-conference’s operators announced that a backpack full of aged domain names has been found in one of the meeting rooms. “At first we thought it was just a backpack that contained the usual items: two half used […]

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Scandalous? 26 year old domain lost via the UDRP process!

Registered in 1991, the domain is 26 years old; its loss via the UDRP process can be considered shocking, or even, “scandalous.” Complainant is C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. / Starr International Company, Inc. that registered the STARR mark with the USPTO in 2011. That’s 20 full years after the domain was registered! […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. : Savvy arbitration panelist does the right thing in domain UDRP

The owner of the aged, generic domain was served with a UDRP and despite being in Hong Kong, he defended his domain. Unlike many other domainers who happen to own quality, generic domains but fail to respond to UDRPs,  Chung Kit Lam of La-Fame Corporation filed an official and timely response. The Complainant in […]

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Domain terror : Owner “blows up” ancient .com domains

Old domain names are a heritage to the world, and the Internet as a whole. Despite efforts to preserve a portfolio of domain names registered between 1985 and 1990, the unthinkable has happened. Outraged by a recent turn in international politics, domain investor Selim Mehmet Admin proceeded with the forceful deletion of these domains. “Innocent […]

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