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First dot .Company UDRP a landslide for Volkswagen

Volkswagen was formed in 1937, in Nazi Germany, and the group owns and manages a very famous mark in the automotive industry. Despite all this history, a not-so-smart individual from Canada registered the domain Volkswagen.company in July. It took a couple of months for Volkswagen to find out, and they filed a UDRP at the […]

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Chinese domain squatter gets slammed over Amazon trademarks!

Sole WIPO panelist, C. K. Kwong, was right: the incorporation of words which are identical or confusingly similar to the Complainant’s said four registered trademarks consisting of or comprising the respective words “amazon”, “fire”, “kindle” and “goodreads” in the Respondent’s 14 disputed domain names within a period of 2 years from April 10, 2012 to […]

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Reverse Domain Name Hijacking versus Cybersquatting – Which is worse?

The use of outlandish claims and unjustified arguments against domain investors by corporations intending to steal domains via a UDRP, often results in a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). These UDRP decisions are often cited for their ultimate “gift” to the domain investing community, and Rick Schwartz maintains a list of such decisions […]

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Yoyo company adds more “medals” to its UDRP collection

Admittedly, we have lost track of how many UDRP cases have been brought against Yoyo Email Ltd., the British company which a “vision” to register almost every company’s trademark and brand in dot .Email. We have documented seven UDRP decisions, and there are more to go, because Yoyo Email Ltd. has registered about 4,000 dot […]

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Yoyo Email Ltd shatters UDRP record with new trademark violations

Yoyo Email Ltd. has been bouncing its UDRP record to new highs, with a 7th UDRP in 2 months’ time. Having registered 4,000 dot .email domains that are mostly linked to trademarks and brands, the rain of UDRPs against the British company has turned into a storm. The situation is so bad, that panelists at […]

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Yoyo Email Ltd: Six UDRP cases in 2 months for the same Respondent!

It’s turning into an epic disaster of sorts: Yoyo Email Ltd is setting new negative records, by losing no fewer than 6 UDRP cases that we’ve covered, in two months’ time no less. After making the mistake of registering major brands in the dot .email gTLD, Yoyo Email Ltd was hit by one UDRP after […]

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Oh no, you didn’t! Fifth UDRP for Yoyo Email LTD breaks all records!

Yoyo Email Ltd., registrant of dozens of dot .email domains had his path paved, after focusing on trademarks such as NVIDIA, Statoil, Lurpak and even Sheraton. The quartet of UDRPs became a quintet today, after GEICO – Government Employees Insurance Company of Chevy Chase, Maryland – filed a UDRP for the domain GEICO.email. Instead of […]

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Cybersquatting claim among Spokane roofers leads to bitter lawsuit

Two roofing companies from Spokane are involved in a bitter legal battle, after one registered the exact match .com domain of the other. According to The Spokesman Review, Les Ludtke, owner of Spokane Commercial Roofing, filed a lawsuit against his competitor Jeffrey Sitton, alleging that Sitton “cybersquatted” on SpokaneCommercialRoofing.com, causing his business financial harm. The […]

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Domain Cybersquatter terrorizes San Diego family

A serial domain squatter is terrorizing a prominent San Diego family, that invited him into their home as a live-in domain instructor. Javier Jorge Defuentes, also known as “el torro” – the bull – has a long rap sheet that includes extortion, bigamy and cruelty to owners of domain names. “We thought Javier was a […]

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Domains and pasta: Providence employee squats on ‘Mayor Buddy Cianci’ domains

The person in charge of managing web sites for the city of Providence, Rhode Island, has been registering domain names of a former mayor, Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr. Apparently, the former mayor, who temporarily switched to being a talk show host, is once again considering running for the city’s mayor. Meanwhile, the domain names Cianci.com, […]

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Sony: No ‘swag’ for domainer newbie in what could be the most clueless UDRP response ever!

Elliot Silver wrote an article about “newbies” in the domain industry risking to lose a lot of money, and this is a textbook example. Sony Corporation is a titan in electronics, and audio-visual technology. If you never heard of the world famous “SONY” trademark, then you need to have you head checked pronto! In a […]

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Cybersquatter Hotline: A new ‘venting’ venture for desperate companies and lowballers

We’ve all been there: getting a phone-call that begins as a promising domain inquiry, only to end in a nasty verbal exchange over its pricing. Even Domain Name Sales receives its fair share of such nasty, abusive phone-calls daily; according to its capable domain brokers, they get at least one such call a day. Frank […]

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