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ISS.mobi: Dot .mobi #UDRP loss seen as a favor to the Respondent

If you lose a UDRP filed against your dot .mobi domain name, consider that a favor. Fifteen years after its introduction in 2005, the generic TLD arrived a mere two years before the mobile web became obsolete, thanks to the launch of the Apple iPhone. These days, the number of .mobi domains is unknown but […]

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Domain law: What would a judge say?

At some point, if you sell enough domains, you’re going to encounter a stealth buyer. In fact, at many venues, you may never know who the buyer is until the sale is complete and the name resolves at its new home. But let’s take a step back and review the negotiation that led to that […]

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White v. Pitman : Million dollar lawsuit involves the domain Dependent.com

In “White v. Pitman” the lawsuit involved domain names and fraud totaling $1.1 million dollars. In August, the First District Court of Appeals allowed a lawsuit against Pitman to proceed. It alleges that Pitman obtained a total of $1.1 million from the victim in the criminal case to buy domains that Pitman and possibly others […]

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#Domain seizure : It’s not a medical condition, it’s the law

“Domain seizure” is not a medical condition requiring medication, or a bite-down for your tongue. When domain seizures occur, it’s because the law has been broken. The US Department of Justice delivers such instructions to domain Registrars, that have to take the offending domain away from the registrant, and place it under the direct management […]

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Algorand.CO #UDRP : Domain investing is a legitimate activity

When a generic domain is older than the keyword’s trademark, the rule of thumb is that there is no bad intention in the registration. In the case of Algorand.CO, the Indian Respondent registered the domain at a time that the Complainant, Algorand, Inc. had not yet registered their mark. The panelist’s decision favored the Respondent, […]

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#Molemax : How a 2012 trademark beat a 2005 #domain registration in a #UDRP?

Molemax.com, a domain registered in 2005, was just lost via the UDRP process. What’s strange, is that the Complainant’s trademark for MOLEMAX bears a 2012 registration date. In other words, the domain name is 7 years senior to the mark. The two dates aren’t hidden, they were listed by the WIPO panelist: The trademark is […]

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It’s the law : #Domainers getting “subpeened” by the dozens?

Subpena. What a terrible word. I can’t spel it. Is it sub peena, and what the hell does it mean? Those damn doughmein laywers, they always invent some difficult werds. Domainers need to spend money on a dicktionary, what’s up with that. Most of the time I google on the internet or reddit. It’s fun. […]

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#Domain law : #OpenTime lawsuit reverses #UDRP decision, favoring the Respondent

Last year, the UDRP against the domain OpenTime.com ended with the Respondent losing the case. Domain investor, George Kirikos, located the outcome of the lawsuit filed by the domain’s owner. The decision was rendered in July of this year, and the UDRP decision was reversed. The court’s decision can be seen below in an attached […]

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#WHOIS and the #Law : Drastic changes to #domain information thanks to #GDPR

GDPR, a European data privacy law, takes effect on May 25th. Until then, little is known about how WHOIS, the core information of domain name ownership, will be affected. Domain registrars, such as GoDaddy, are beginning to provide a snippet of the WHOIS information they used to display when a domain was being queried. GoDaddy […]

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Amazon : #Malware spreading #domain typo registered in 1998 lost in #UDRP

An obvious Amazon typo, Amazo.com, was lost via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. Registered in 1998, Amazo.com spread malware, according to the UDRP, filed by Amazon technologies, Inc.: “Respondent currently uses the <amazo.com> domain name to deliver malware or facilitate phishing/tech support scams. The domain name initially resolves to an OpenDNS warning […]

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#Brandzy : Consultant extorted company to return #domain name, according to #UDRP details

Brandzy AB, a Swedish company, hired a consultant to assist with the acquisition of its domain, Brandzy.com. Things turned sour, apparently, and according to a UDRP at the WIPO, the consultant extorted the company. The domain Brandzy.com was registered in 2009 and was offered for sale at Uniregistry Market at some point. There are no […]

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DME .com : Molding equipment company fails to snatch aged three letter #domain

DME Company LLC, a molding equipment company, attempted to snatch the aged domain DME.com via the UDRP process. The Complainant produced evidence of a registered trademark for DME, with a registration date of 1994. Meanwhile, the domain DME.com was registered in 2001, seventeen years ago. The Respondent’s legal representative, Zak Muscovitch of Muscovitch Law P.C., […]

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