Disposable domains: What are they and who uses them

During the early days of the internet, dot .com domain names were free to register. That changed in 1995 and pricing was $100 dollars per domain for two years. Registering a single domain was more or less a manual process and one could even pay the original .com registrar, Network Solutions, by check. When people […]

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Alpha.Finance: #Greek bank failed to get domain via the #UDRP process

A Polish domain investor placed the domain Alpha.finance for sale with a price tag of $19,888 dollars. That didn’t sit well with Alpha Bank, one of Greece’s established banks with an annual revenue of 520 million euro. The bank filed a UDRP on the basis of its ALPHA BANK and other registered marks. As a […]

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Catapillar.com: A 23 year old typosquatting domain gone via the UDRP process

How do you spell caterpillar? Definitely not “catapillar” but it may sound like that! The registrant of the domain Catapillar.com has held it since 2001 but this 23 year old domain was challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Caterpillar, Inc., a well-known provider of heavy-industry equipment, in business since 1904. Complainant holds a […]

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Xana.com: CVCV domain was sold for $20,056 dollars

Memorable and short, Xana.com is a CVCV domain that expired, got deleted, and was re-registered by DropCatch. The ensuing auction ended today, scoring $20,056 dollars for the popular platform. The auction’s winner, DropCatch member “lekim1985” appears to have already paid for the domain, as Xana.com has been renewed until 2032. Phonetically, Xana means “again” or […]

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Hyzon.com UDRP: Domain registration predates Complainant’s mark rights

The domain name Hyzon.com was challenged by Hyzon Motors USA Inc., in a UDRP filed at the WIPO. Although the Respondent did not respond, the WIPO Panelist noted that the domain name’s registration date (2018) predates that of the Complainant’s mark registration in 2020. As the domain’s WHOIS information remains private, the Respondent in this […]

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Piffmagazine.com: Despite cussing out, Respondent won the UDRP

Despite cussing out in their opening response to the UDRP summons, the Respondent and registrant of the domain Piffmagazine.com won the case. Societe Nouvelle du Journal l’humanite filed the UDRP to protect its Pif Le Mag mark. Pif is a cartoon character that is utilized by the Complainant as a mascot to deliver its messages […]

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FamilyPolicyFoundation.org: UDRP against criticism domain failed all three points

The domain FamilyPolicyFoundation.org was challenged by Family Policy Foundation via the UDRP process. The Complainant asserted they have rights to the FAMILY POLICY FOUNDATION mark since 2016. The Respondent is using the domain to deliver criticism of the Complainant’s policies, particularly the rights of the gay community: “The Family Policy Foundation is a fake charitable […]

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Intel Gaudi & domain names: AI chip is a tribute to Catalan architect’s legacy

In 2019, Intel acquired Habana Labs, an Israeli computer chip designer that produced the Gaudi line. Habana Labs named their AI accelerator “Gaudi” as a tribute to Antoni Gaudí, a Catalan architect from Spain known for his distinctive and innovative architectural style. Gaudí’s work often involved complex organic shapes and structures, which reflected a deep […]

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WynnCruelty.com UDRP: Noncommercial, genuinely fair, and not misleading or false

The registrant of WynnCruelty.com is using the domain to share information about alleged practices at Wynn Resorts; in particular, how eggs are sourced. The domain is thus associating Wynn Resorts with animal (chicken) cruelty and presents its content utilizing the WYNN mark. Wynn Resorts Holdings LLC filed a UDRP to get the domain. The Forum […]

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ShitHouse.com: Are negative brands worth anything?

A negative brand is one that has acquired a poor reputation among consumers, often stemming from issues such as subpar product quality, inadequate customer service, or ethical controversies. Negative brands may face challenges in maintaining customer loyalty and attracting new business due to negative perceptions; Product recalls, scandals, or pricing disputes can contribute to damaging […]

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Eclipse.com: Maxwell Cashman is well aware of this domain’s worth

Today’s solar eclipse will engage millions of Americans willing to stare skyward with eye protection. Since ancient times, an eclipse of the sun involved human awe, as a mystical sign of celestial involvement. Of course, these days we know that an eclipse of the sun is nothing more than our moon blocking the solar light […]

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Alhambra.com UDRP: Spanish entity fails to get aged domain

A Spanish organization has failed to usurp the domain name Alhambra.com from its registrant, a Malta-based domain investor operating under the Indefinite.com brand. Registered in 2000, the domain matches the Complainant’s mark, ALHAMBRA, that was registered in 2011. Furthermore, the Complainant is entrusted with the protection, administration and conservation of the Monumental Complex of the […]

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