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Facebook trademark and #Libra domains : Don’t be this guy!

Facebook announced Libra, along with Calibra, as a brand pair leveraging a new cryptocurrency protocol and wallet. The announcement sent a lot of domain speculators into high gear, seeking to profit from these popular keywords. Registering a generic term is one thing, but “Facebook” is a famous brand and trademark. By incorporating trademarks alongside generic […]

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Cybersquatting : It should not be controlled by the US Congress

The problem of cybersquatting as it applies to domains, isn’t new. ICANN started dealing with such violations in 1999, introducing the UDRP process on April 30th of that year. Although 17 years have passed since, many domain investors continue to fail the cybersquatting test, with regards to the domain registrations of choice. An article from […]

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Greek hero : Alek Skarlatos beats a terrorist, loses .com to cybersquatter

US National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, along with Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler were on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, where they successfully disarmed a heavily armed Moroccan terrorist. That heroic response was triggered by thoughtless sacrifice, and on Skarlatos’s part, Greek genes. Emanuel Skarlatos, an Oregon native, is proud father to brothers Alek, Solon […]

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Filthy Domain Squatter!

Rick Schwartz acquired Cybersquatter.com as a “trophy” domain on Flippa, and the domain is being used as a forward to the Hall of Shame Reverse Domain Name Hijacking repository. Let’s face it – the term “cybersquatter” is antiquated; when it was coined, Al Gore had just invented the Internet, and Bill Clinton was using a […]

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Rick Schwartz acquired the domain Cybersquatter.com on Flippa

It was a wild guess, but it turned out to be 100% accurate: Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, has acquired the domain Cybersquatter.com on Flippa. Exactly as we predicted yesterday, Rick’s acquisition of Cybersquatter.com is an instant pointing of the domain to Hall Of Shame, a repository of shameful UDRP cases involving Reverse Domain Name […]

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Cybersquatter.com – How much did the domain sell for at Flippa ?

The domain name Cybersquatter.com was sold on Flippa, after being listed for a few days; during that time, its seller changed the BIN several times, and added a portfolio of other domains as ‘freebies.’ The term ‘cybersquatter‘ is considered extremely insulting to domain investors, and it’s a leftover from older times when anyone registering domains […]

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Flippa : How much will Cybersquatter.com sell for ?

One of the most controversial domain names to be made available over a third party auction venue, is Cybersquatter.com. Currently at Flippa with a day to go, the dreadful “C-word” domain has reached $2,150 with 110 bids. Wow. Actually, those automatic bids were made by three bidders in total, two of which are currently suspended. […]

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Flippa domain auction : Why would you want to be a Cybersquatter?

Cybersquatter. The infamous ‘C’ word has been used by media around the world for a full two decades, to describe both the lawful possession and investment in domains, and the dark, infringing side of domaining. Squatting on domain names is synonymous with the notion that somehow whoever registered a domain first has full rights to […]

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Hank Alvarez to open academy for ‘domain squatting’

Forget about domain schools and universities that teach you how to make ‘honest money’ with domains. Hank Alvarez, the notorious domain auction manipulator who drove many investors crazy at SnapNames, is shifting the paradigm of domainer education. Alvarez, whose domain consulting web site is at HankAlvarez.com, has been working on a new teaching principle, leveraging […]

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Domain Discovery : Death to Domain Squatters!

Every day we discover something new, and at the end of a very busy Monday, this little domain discovery pays off. Domain squatting is bad, but is it bad enough for someone to proclaim “Death To Domain Squatters“? We aren’t sold on that notion, but the domain name DeathToDomainSquatters.com appears to be a dispenser of […]

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Bank of Scotland wins Halifax.Email gTLD in UDRP against Yoyo Email Ltd

The Bank of Scotland Plc uses the HALIFAX trademark in commerce for several decades; it comes as no surprise that they filed a UDRP against WIPO regulars, Yoyo Email Ltd. In this case, the domain Halifax.Email was contested as a match to the Bank’s trademark; the Complainant made a scalding statement, challenging the business model […]

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Hilarious! Charles Esten domain cybersquatted by ‘elderly couple’

This is one for the UDRP books. American actor, comedian and musician Charles Esten is famous for his participation in the successful TV series, Nashville. In 2011, someone from China registered CharlesEsten.com and set up a web site on it, displaying the photo of an elderly couple and the note: “Welcome to the homepage of […]

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