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ilko.com : Four letter .com domain hit with a #UDRP

A four letter .com domain name, ilko.com, was hit with a UDRP filed by Virutex Ilko S.A., Chile. The domain was acquired for $960 dollars in 2016, according to NameBio. Originally registered in 1999, its current registrant sought to get $20,000 dollars according to the UDRP complaint filed at the WIPO. The Complainant operates its […]

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Event.com : Trademark application reveals potential sale of the #domain

The operators of the domain Events.com have applied for the registration of the trademark, EVENT.COM with the USPTO. Registered in 1993, the domain Event.com is pointing to a lander by SafeNames. The trademark application was filed with an “intent to use” clause, on April 14, 2021. The application involves numerous goods and services, including the […]

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#Domain sightings: Titan Electric Southeast

What are domain sightings? Simply put, they are random encounters with domain names in the real world. When we come across a domain name that appears on vehicle wraps and banners, business and road signs, or billboards and product packaging—that’s a domain sighting. For sorting purposes, we group them in .com domain sightings, and every […]

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Onto a new #domain: James Booth got married!

James Booth, the youngest of the Booth Bros, entered a new domain in life, marrying his fiancée Mignone earlier today. Celebrating this special occasion with friends and family, James appears elated in this photo from the Seychelles. The last thing in his mind: domain names! We wish the young couple all the blessings, happiness, health, […]

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Fingertip.com : Dropped #domain name costing an arm and a leg!

It’s rare to see body part domains being auctioned and in the case of Fingertip.com the domain expired, dropped, and was auctioned at DropCatch. Initially registered in 1996, the domain dropped via Network Solutions, perhaps due to an expired email account or outdated financial info. We have a bad feeling about the previous registrant of […]

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Aussie firm fails to upgrade brand to BiodiversityAustralia.com.au

An Australian firm filed a UDRP against the domain BiodiversityAustralia.com.au. The Respondent is Biodiversity Solutions Australia Pty Ltd, a company incorporated in Australia. The Respondent was incorporated on May 5, 2015, under the name Zerorisk International Pty Ltd. On July 24, 2017, the Respondent changed its name to Biodiversity Solutions Australia Pty Ltd. Meanwhile, the […]

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Transfer these #domain names away from Uniregistry asap

If you have certain TLDs, ccTLDs and gTLDs at Uniregistry, begin the process of transferring your domain names out. By the end of June 2021, Uniregistry is phasing out support for a number of top level domains, citing lack of registration volume. This is the list of TLDs Uniregistry will no longer be supporting: .cam […]

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My domain name is Lukka.com

The UDPR against the aged domain Lukka.com was shot down at the National Arbitration Forum, after its Korean registrant and Respondent pointed out two facts: They registered and used the domain for the past decade with a registered business in Korea The Complainant provided no proof they own the trademark the UDRP was based on […]

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Should domain companies worry about this #trademark?

Domain companies form the domain industry where domain name investors, also known as “domainers” operate. There are hundreds of domain companies worldwide, and many are registrars, registries, brokerage companies, and domain selling or domain auctioning platforms. The secondary domain market part is worthy roughly $2 billion dollars per year, according to this research. But should […]

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#Domains and trademarks: Fry’s files for Frys.com, finally

Fry’s Electronics has done it, finally, filing for the registration of the mark FRYS.COM. The trademark application with the USPTO could not have arrived at the worst time, as the application was filed in November 2020 but was just now assigned to an examining attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The mark […]

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Norwegian blonde taunts you about the parked #domain

Did you search for a domain name and it wasn’t available? Worse still, is that domain parked with a Norwegian registrar such as Webhuset? You might encounter a smiling blonde from Norway taunting with a video you about your search with the following message: Domene du søkte er dessverre registrert og parkert. We have no […]

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Visit Lorain County #domain lost via #GoDaddy auctions

Visit Lorain County, a web site operated by Lorain County in Ohio, channeled most of its tourist traffic through the domain VisitLorainCounty.com. Someone responsible for renewing the domain name didn’t pay the bill, however, and the domain ended up at the expired auctions at GoDaddy. A high traffic geo-domain such as VisitLorainCounty.com ended up selling […]

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