VDG .com : Three letter .com #domain challenged via the #UDRP process

VDG.com, an aged three letter .com domain, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The domain was registered in 1995, and in 2018 Van der Graaf Inc. of Brampton, Canada registered a trademark for VDG. The three member panel at the WIPO found that it was impossible for the Respondent to have known […]

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#BizCoin .com : Fraudulent activity caught at #DropCatch domain auction

Bidding at domain auction platforms comes with a pinch of salt. Ever since the notorious “Hank Alvarez” shill-bid on SnapNames auctions, everyone is nervous when bidding against others to acquire a domain at an auction. DropCatch is most likely the most active domain auction platform, due to the sheer number of dropped domains it catches. […]

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#GreenRoads .com : #UDRP denied with dissenting opinion on #RDNH

The UDRP case filed against the domain GreenRoads.com was decided upon by 3 panelists at the WIPO. The 2005 domain registration was challenged by Green Roads of Florida LLC that asserted rights to a 2017 mark for GREEN ROADS. The Respondent was represented by IP attorney John Berryhill. The WIPO panelists found no proof that […]

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#Domain memes : #GoDaddy and the #Fabulous fob challenge

Our Domain Memes series depict quick, fun moments that are snapshots of events related to the domain industry. Touching subjects that are funny or more serious, our domain memes help domainers see the irony in everyday life through an investor’s lens. Today we are covering the two factor authentication fobs that make a big difference […]

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NamesCon #domain auction : #SnapNames twitter account back from the dead

The twitter account of SnapNames is back from the dead; it stopped posting on May 18th, 2017. The account “woke up” on January 17th, with an onslaught of posts related to domain auctions taking place during NamesCon 2019. The first new post was about CPU.com: The event is operated by ROTD, and it seems that […]

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Familia #Torres : A trademark holder lost #UDRP against a family

A Hispanic family member won the UDRP against their domain, FamiliaTorres.com, after a trademark holder asserted rights to the TORRES mark. Registered in 2002, the domain’s birthday clearly predates the registration of the Complainant’s mark, FAMILIA TORRES, in 2018. Although the Complainant, Miguel Torres S.A. of Barcelona, Spain, holds several other TORRES marks going back […]

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ESQwire wins ClearBank .com #UDRP

ESQwire, a professional, domainer-friendly law firm, has won the UDRP filed against their client, owners of the domain ClearBank.com. Note: Although ESQwire is a premium sponsor of DomainGang, the following information was retrieved from public sources and it’s not promotional. The 2003 registration was contested by ClearBank Limited of London, United Kingdom, asserting rights to […]

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Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding in Ceate.com #UDRP

The Hong Kong based registrant of the domain Ceate.com was taken through the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Indian Complainant, CEAT Limited of Mumbai, India, asserted that their mark for CEAT is famous. The panel delivered a finding favoring the Respondent: “The Panel notes that the Complaint is very weak and that the Complainant, […]

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#ShiShiCai .com : Chinese lottery #domain auctioned off for mid seven figures!

The expired domain ShiShiCai.com was auctioned off on a Chinese domain platform and the ensuing auction ended up at mid seven figures RMB. As shared by user YouName.com on Twitter, who apparently followed the auction for ShiShiCai.com: “Can you image [sic] Shishicai.com is bidding closed at 4,625,069 RMB today, in dollar it’s equal $685,195. That’s […]

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#CloudInsure .com : #Domain was registered before the #trademark; UDRP included a chronology of events

UDRP cases that involve a claimed registered trademark usually emphasize the mark’s fame at the time the domain was registered. In cases where the domain’s registration predates that of the mark, it’s a good idea to outline the chronology of events. The decision for the UDRP case on CloudInsure.com incorporates such a chronology, whether it […]

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Cara Hutson : A famous and a non-famous person got entangled in a #UDRP

Remember the case of Grandma Heidi Powell and her famous athlete challenger by the same name? While that case didn’t end well for the non-famous Heidi, the case for Cara Hutson did. Who is Cara Hutson, you may ask. According to the UDRP filed at the WIPO, she’s an experienced US attorney that acquired common […]

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Sweet dreams, little Boo

Boo, the cutest dog on the Internet, has passed. The little Pomeranian with the trademark haircut would have turned 13 in March, but its owners announced that Boo passed in his sleep this morning: “With deepest sadness I wanted to share that Boo passed away in his sleep early this morning and has left us […]

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