#IDEO .net : #Domain #UDRP a prime example of inconsistency in panelists’ decisions!

The UDRP decision for the case involving the domain ideo.net is a clear demonstration of inconsistency among the panelists. In many cases, a domain name’s registration date can predate a trademark, and yet, the domain is ordered to be transferred to the Complainant. Most of the time, however, a domain that was registered by the […]

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Poll results : Rick Schwartz is the de facto “Domain King”

The poll results are in, and a domainer argument has been settled by a wide margin. Rick Schwartz is the de facto Domain King – as he should be, as the owner of DomainKing.com and the matching US trademark, DOMAIN KING. More than 62% of NamePros members voted for Rick, while 37% voted for the […]

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National Landing : Some #Amazon employees have no clue of the HQ2 chosen name!

Amazon chose the name “National Landing” for its second headquarters, located in parts of Arlington’s Crystal City and Pentagon City and Alexandria’s Potomac Yard. It seems that the official name of the HQ2 was kept a secret and even JBG Smith, a developer of high-quality, mixed-use properties in the Washington, DC market, didn’t announce the […]

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#Kush .com : Sale of ganja #domain is another $500k achievement for #Sedo

The sale of Kush.com for half a million dollars was just announced by senior Sedo broker, Dave Evanson. The ganja related domain was sold for a cool $500,000 dollars and the announcement was made on Facebook: “Just sold Kush. com for $500,000!! Congrats to buyer and seller!!” Kush is a high grade strand of marijuana, […]

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Pret dot .APP #UDRP : You snooze, you lose says #WIPO panelist!

The registrant of the domain Pret.app just won the UDRP dispute that was filed by the holder of 480 trademarks, Pret A Manger (Europe) Limited of London, United Kingdom. The word “pret” means “ready” in French, and the Respondent denied it registered the domain in bad faith. Instead, they pointed out to their entrepreneurial status […]

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#HugeDomains redefines the #kilogram in “Planck constant” #domain!

HugeDomains maintains more than 4.4 million domain names in its inventory; the company was among several being chastised in a Verisign post for alleged “domain scalping” and warehousing of domains. These bizarre claims were rebuked by ICA council, Zak Muscovitch. Meanwhile, the kilogram unit is about to be redefined. The scientists in Paris, France have […]

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#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold during the week ending 11/11/2018 topped by PickPack.com

Welcome to the weekly edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending November 11th, 2018. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, GreatDomain auctions at Sedo are now bi-monthly. This week, we are reporting a whopping 12 domains sold in the […]

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Domain crime : Expired and dropped #domains in the hands of credit card phishers

Domains that drop or expire and become available for a small fee, often get picked up for their existing traffic. In the past, such pickups were made by domain investors, who’d park the domains with related keywords, earning PPC revenue. Domain parking has suffered big blows in the past decade, and now these domains are […]

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#Wedia .com : A 21 year old #domain salvaged from the #UDRP process

Wedia.com is a domain registered in 1997; twenty-one years later, a French company attempted to wrestle it away from its Japanese registrant via the UDRP process. After offering $3,000 dollars to the Registrant and not hearing back, WEDIA SA of Paris, France, sent its lawyers to file a UDRP at the WIPO. Despite the lack […]

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#Sedo rolls out #GreatDomains domain auctions as a bi-monthly feature

Sedo, a premium DomainGang sponsor, has been offering a select collection of premium domain names via its GreatDomains auctions. The auction is now becoming bi-monthly, to improve the quality of domain inventory, and to attract a larger audience of bidders. By switching to rolling out the GreatDomains auction every 2 months, Sedo will also be […]

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#PetLife .com : A classic case of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The registrant of PetLife.com had someone threaten his domain asset, wiggling a trademark that did not exist in 2003. The domain PetLife.com was first registered in 1996, according to Archive.org; the DomainTools WHOIS records only go back to a subsequent registration in 2001. PetLife LLC asserted rights to the PET LIFE mark, by means of […]

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USPTO and #domains : How long does it take to register a #trademark?

Domain investors with registered trademarks are familiar with the lengthy registration process at the USPTO. How much time does it take to register a trademark in the US? The answer is, “it depends.” Let’s take a look at two registered trademarks, for example, DNW and Domain Name Wire. DNW is a three letter acronym. From […]

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