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Tosca.com UDRP reveals need for swift development

When you spend money in the domain aftermarket, don’t wait too long to develop that domain. This appears to be the lesson delivered by a UDRP case involving Tosca.com, a domain registered in 2002. Its current registrant acquired it in 2010 with a development plan in mind, but the domain was moved to parking. Tosca […]

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GoDaddy has just released Afternic 1.99998

GoDaddy is on a roll today, unveiling Afternic 1.99998, a step closer to the much-anticipated Afternic 2.0. The release was made available at 6:00am this morning to Afternic account holders with small domain portfolios, including those that have zero domains at Afternic. “I can’t think of a better time to roll out a major Afternic […]

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Affirm.com.au : Aussie #domain UDRP ends up with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The UDRP filed against the Australian domain name, Affirm.com.au, did not end well for the Complainant. Affirm, Inc., a US based corporation, asserted that that its AFFIRM mark enjoys a substantial social media following and through advertising and media exposure has developed a wide degree of renown. The Respondent registered the disputed domain name in […]

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Refin.com : Refinance #domain lost via the UDRP process

The domain Refin.com, a popular shorthand for refinance, was lost via the UDRP process despite a 2002 registration. Nineteen years after Refin.com was registered, the Italian company holding the .it variant took matters to the WIPO, asserting international rights to the REFIN mark. Ceramiche Refin S.p.a., Italy, registered the trademark REFIN CERAMICHE in Italy in […]

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Vitae.com : 25 year old #domain is let go by #Dutch corp

A Dutch company somehow managed to drop the formerly 25 year old domain Vitae.com. Vitae means life in Latin, as in curriculum vitae. Registered in 1996, Vitae.com was not renewed and is currently in an auction at DropCatch. Vitae.com was part of the ManpowerGroup family of brands that includes Manpower, Experis, and Talent Solutions. The […]

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USPest.com: Don’t make this $2,500 dollar mistake!

How would you like to waste $2,500 dollars in one pixel pushing move? In the US, you cannot drive along the highway without seeing domain names appear on billboards. It’s a rough estimate, but we believe that 90% of all billboards provide a link to a web site. Our friend Dale drove down from Chicago […]

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Domain sightings: Amazon but not the Jeff Bezos company!

What if you came across a domain name “in the wild” that uses a popular brand, such as Amazon? We did. But no, this is not the Jeff Bezos company, the almighty Amazon—it’s the Amazon Hose & Rubber Company. As seen in this photo below, the domain name is AmazonHose.com and it was registered in […]

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Domain sightings: Cozzini Bros van on the road

Domain sightings are accidental encounters with domain names in the real world. These domains appear on vehicles, street or business signs and physical products. We group them into .com domain sightings and all the other TLDs, gTLDs, and ccTLDs. This time around we came across Cozzini Bros, operating from the domain name CozziniBros.com. The company […]

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Dentspa.com : Turkish dental spa companies fight it off at the WIPO

Two Turkish dental spa companies fought over the domain Dentspa.com. The Complainant is Dentspa Oral & Dental Health Clinic, Turkey, and the Respondent is another Turkish dental spa company, represented by Mr. Kokhan Sarı. The Respondent said that the 2004 domain was acquired by him in 2020. NameBio shows that Dentspa.com was sold in 2018 […]

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My domain name is Lukka.com part 2

After losing its first UDRP round for Lukka.com at the National Arbitration Forum just 2 months ago, Lukka Inc. lost another UDRP, refiled at NAF. Needless to say, if they lost that one too then why wasn’t there a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking? The domain predates the Complainant’s mark by several years and […]

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StorageBoxes.com : Trademark application at the #USPTO

The operators of the premium domain StorageBoxes.com have applied for the matching trademark with the USPTO, STORAGEBOXES.COM. The mark consists of the words STORAGEBOXES.COM with STORAGE stacked on top of BOXES.COM, with a hexagonal element to the left of the stacked words. These are the services the mark is applied for:  Providing self-storage facilities for […]

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John Berryhill lands Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision in Damstra.com UDRP

Damstra Technology Pty Ltd is an Australian company that filed a UDRP to usurp the domain Damstra.com. Only problem: the domain was registered in 2000, roughly 16 years before the Complainant registered their domain and a full two decades before they were granted a trademark registration in Australia. IP attorney John Berryhill represented the Respondent […]

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