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Better.com: Company #domain was acquired for $1.82 million—Was it for the best?

Better Mortgage went through the typical stages of a startup: in 2014, its founders started a company with the goal of re-engineering the mortgage process. During the following year, Better Mortgage closed $30 million dollars  in Series A funding and was approved as a Fannie Mae seller/servicer, establishing relationships with 17 top mortgage investors. In […]

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Ophtalmic.com auction: Winner needs glasses and a dictionary

The DropCatch auction for the domain Ophtalmic.com closed at $951 dollars. It would be a great deal if the domain wasn’t a typo of ophthalmic, a medical reference to parts or conditions related to the eye. It’s clearly a situation where competitive bidding leads to not properly researching the ophthalmic keyword and looking it up […]

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NamePost.com: New #domain forum promises to not censor members

NamePost.com is a soon-to-launch domain forum, promising to break away from the paradigm of existing domain forums, such as NamePros and DNForum. Operated by the founders of Canadian domain forum, DN.ca, NamePost.com aims to launch in January 2022. Here are some of the characteristics of NamePost.com, which will operate on a newly acquired domain name, […]

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Florida State Guard: Ron DeSantis new militia snapped as a .com domain

Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, is “dreaming” of a new militia that was last used at the end of World War II, the Florida State Guard. The newly proposed “Florida State Guard” will be formed as a 200-strong civilian military force and Ron DeSantis is seeking $3.5 million dollars from the state legislature in startup costs […]

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HonestHistory.com: History magazine fails to usurp #domain via the #UDRP process

Honest History Co. publishes a quarterly history magazine for children and operates a website at honesthistorymag.com. The company formed in California in 2017 and they hold 3 trademarks for HONEST HISTORY, registered between early 2020 and late 2021. Meanwhile, the domain HonestHistory.com was registered in 2013. It was hit with a UDRP that discloses the […]

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Onlycom: Missing a dot, “COM” trademark applications surge at the #USPTO

Several recent trademark applications at the USPTO are seeking the registration of marks that end in “COM” as a three letter suffix matching the TLD. But there is no dot before the “COM” part. What do they have in common? Most of them are applications by Chinese entities, for products that seek to belong under […]

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Twinkl.se: Six month long parked page doesn’t indicate bad faith use

The UDRP filed against the Swedish domain Twinkl.se did not have a good outcome for the Complainant, Twinkl Ltd ofUnited Kingdom. The latter obtained a European Union trademark in 2021, trailing the disputed domain’s registration by a whole 14 years. In the response, the Respondent said: The Domain Holder registered the disputed domain name in […]

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SnowCart.com: Former #BuyDomains asset applies for #trademark registration

Snowcart LLC, operators of the domain SnowCart.com, have applied for the registration of the matching trademark, SNOWCART.COM, at the USPTO. The “intent to use” application was filed for the following services: Downloadable software for arranging the transport and delivery of goods Transport and delivery of goods The mark is applied for a stylized design, as […]

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BestOffice.com: Generic, 19 year old #domain name lost in a #UDRP dispute

The domain BestOffice.com, a seemingly generic, 19 year old domain, was lost via the UDRP process. Registered in early 2002, the domain was initially parked with PPC ads and eventually it was utilized as a catalogue of mostly office chairs for sale. The Complainant in this UDRP, Factory Direct Wholesale LLC, asserted rights to the […]

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PTP.com: Sadly, no Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding in #UDRP

The aged domain PTP.com was registered in 1995. Property Tax Partners, LP, LLP filed a UDRP based on its PTP mark that was registered in 2020. Noticing the age gap of 26 years, Dennis A. Foster, Panelist, ordered the domain to remain with the Respondent, who apparently acquired it in 1998—a good 22 years before […]

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RoyalDragonVodka.com: Two vodka distributors battled it out—Here’s how it ended

Two vodka distributors using “Royal Dragon” as their brand, battled it out over the domain name RoyalDragonVodka.com. The domain was registered in 2011. Capital Distribution Consulting Inc., Canada, filed a UDRP with the WIPO, asserting rights to the mark ROYAL DRAGON VODKA in the US. The Respondent, Hiro Bharwani, Horizons Group, UK, asserted that they […]

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Domain Management platform AutoDNS enters the Dark Side!

AutoDNS, the popular and feature-laden platform for professional domain management, has entered the Dark Side. But no worries, there will be no imminent sightings of Darth Vader in the Metaverse. Created by our sponsor, InterNetX, they announced that just before Black Friday they launched Dark Mode in AutoDNS. Now you work in AutoDNS with a […]

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