Would you really want to squat on a lawyer’s name?

Alina Habba is an Assyrian-American lawyer and Managing Partner of Habba, Madaio & Associates LLP. Ms. Habba also represents former President of the United States, Donald Trump and is a Senior Advisor for MAGA, Inc., Trump’s Super PAC. Donald Trump first became her client in September 2021 as part of a legal team restructure by […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP a reminder of Google’s risky domain names

The domain name was involved in a UDRP; dot .zip is one of two risky gTLDs assigned to Google’s Registry. Along with .mov domains pose the risk of being used in phishing campaigns, as they are associated with .zip and .mov files respectively. In the case of, the domain is already blacklisted by […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Brand squatter uses the same sales pitch

When you squat on brands with a serial pattern you are a serial cybersquatter. The UDRP involving the domain name exposed a domain investor’s practice of registering .XYZ domains of existing brands and offering them for sale, with the same sales copy. The Chinese Respondent lists these infringing domains for sale strategically below the base […]

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Linda Yaccarino: New CEO of Twitter has her #domain cybersquatted

Linda Yaccarino is the new CEO of Twitter, as announced by Elon Musk earlier today. She will be focusing on business operations, while Musk plans to take a step back and focus on product design & new technology. Ms. Yaccarino works at NBCUniversal as its Chairman of Global Advertising & Partnerships. With an impressive resume […]

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Should Dan remove domains infringing non-famous trademarks from its platform?

The marketplace is popular with domain investors even as the GoDaddy-owned brand raised its fees to 15%. Its terms of use, updated on February 1, 2023, note that “Client represents and warrants that it (i) has the full authority and all rights necessary to enter into and fully perform all if its obligations under […]

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ChatGPT responds to UDRP with solid RDNH references

ChatGPT is a popular AI chatbot that can engage in conversational, analytical exchanges. It does not substitute human activities, including the responses of legal advisors. Regardless, we gave ChatGPT (that is not operating from the domain the following task related to domain names and the UDRP process: Imagine you own the domain A […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: China has no access to Western social media

The domain name was hit with a UDRP filed by Flutter Entertainment plc and Rational Intellectual Holdings Limited. The two companies are part of a multinational group that exploits the sports betting and gaming services under different brands such as PokerStars, Paddy Power, Fox Bet, Sky Betting, and Betfair. PokerStars is a registered trademark […]

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Chinese domain squatter: “Boost your online business & prevent the loss of customers”

A Chinese domain squatter (“cybersquatter“) lost a UDRP for several .CN domains matching the brands and other intellectual property of German pharma giant, Bayer. The UDRP was filed by Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, located in Germany, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH, located in Germany, Bayer Consumer Care AG, located in Switzerland, Bayer Healthcare LLC, located in the United […]

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Brands: Intel processor’s new name is … “Intel Processor”

Technology giant, Intel, has given up the legendary brand “Pentium.” Almost 30 years after the introduction of the Pentium processor, Intel is dropping the name. Would the new generation CPUs be called Hexium? Not really. Intel decided to name its new CPU range “Intel Processor” emphasizing its corporate name for the 2022 and 2023 CPUs […]

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Defensive domain registrations as a political weapon in Australia

Cybersquatting doesn’t have to be about profit, as Australians are finding out. According to the Australian publication, Western Australia Today, political games are being played alongside an upcoming referendum on introducing indigenous representation to the Australian parliament: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party is collecting web domains; some explicitly tied to its cause including, but […]

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Travelzoo buys meta domain despite active trademark violations

Travelzoo is an internet company that publishes deals from more than 5,000 travel, entertainment and local businesses such as restaurants and spas. Founded in 1998, Travelzoo provides its 30 million members “exclusive offers and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by our deal experts around the globe.” The company operates from the domain and applied for […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Respondent is a “business man”

If you consider yourself a “business man” then stay away from other businesses’ trademarks. The hilarious response filed by the Respondent in the UDRP against emphasizes the ballsy attitude of cybersquatters. BitMEX is a crypto exchange platform and a registered trademark of HDR Global Trading Limited. They operate from the domain name While […]

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