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Covid-19 #pandemic : Some people are losing their #domain names

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone around the world, in many different ways. But it’s not the socializing aspect only, forcing millions to work from home or risk losing their jobs. The overall stress from the Covid-19 effect can lead to getting distracted – not to mention, sick from it. In a case reported to […]

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#Cybersquatter went after #Teva Pharmaceuticals #domain brands

Pharmaceutical companies, such as Teva Pharmaceuticals, name their medications using complex, made up names. These names become fanciful marks, that have very little chance of becoming generic words. In a recent UDRP involving six domain names, the matching .com of each trademark was registered just 3 days after the Complainant’s trademarks were applied for: Complainant […]

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#WIPO : Bank of America .MX #domain ended up for sale at DAN

If you register domains that infringe on corporate names and brands, you are a damn cybersquatter – no ifs and buts. In the case of the domain BankOfAmerica.mx, the registrant put it up for sale on DAN.com. It’s surprising to see that there is no filtration in place for famous brands and marks such as […]

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#Hey .com #domain : Seller wasn’t a squatter, says Basecamp CEO

Basecamp CEO Jason Fried bought the domain Hey.com from its previous owner, for an undisclosed amount. They are rolling out a new email-focused product sometime in April, and it’s going to be called “Hey.” Hey back at ya! In an article shared yesterday, Jason Fried talks about how it all happened. From “cold-emailing” the Hey.com […]

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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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