Original registrant sold it for $85,000 dollars to a domain investor

Despite its eventual legal woes, was hand-registered in late 2022 for $9.63 dollars, then flipped for a whopping $85,000 dollars. The amazing story of the domain matching one of the dominant brands in 2023, ChatGPT, began when an observant guy, Mike Santiago, watched a YouTube video about emerging technologies. One of the buzzwords in […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Chinese Respondent “in shock” as fan claims got shut down

The registrant of the domain and Respondent in the UDRP was “in shock” after the case was filed. Founded in 2006 Complainant, Nvest, Inc. d/b/a SigFig, offers a variety of digital wealth solutions, including robo-advisory and other platforms for personalized investment advice. Complainant has an international presence, through e.g. the United States, Canada, India and […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Indian company takes on Wallgreens via the UDRP process

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Walgreen Co. fired a combined salvo against an Indian company, over the domain What was at stake: Wallgreens is a huge American corporation that operates the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the United States, behind CVS Health. It specializes in filling prescriptions, health and wellness products, health information, and […]

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Alpha Bank lost UDRP for the domain

Greek bank, Alpha Bank S.A., filed a complaint against the domain, arguing that it is identical to its trademarks and that the Respondent, who is a domain investor and seeks $19,999 dollars for it has no rights or legitimate interests in the domain name. ​ The Respondent claimed that the domain is not confusingly […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP led to a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Neurocog Pty Ltd, a clinical psychology practice in Australia, filed a UDRP against the domain The Complainant owns trademark registrations for “Neurocog” in Australia and the United States. The WIPO panelist found that the domain name is indeed identical to the Complainant’s trademark and that the Respondent has not demonstrated any rights or legitimate […]

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3 domain investing tools I would not use in the morning (or ever)

No matter my location or daily agenda, I always make sure I skip certain time-wasting domain investing tools in the morning. It’s a fact of life: The more time you spend on the computer, the faster time flies and soon enough it’s 5:00pm. Why waste the day away? Here are 3 domain investing tools I […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. After and, aged domain under brokerage

Domain broker Andrew Miller has been associated with the successful brokerage of ultra-premium domains, such as,,,, and All these domains were sold for millions of dollars, representing the cream of the crop of the industry’s top recorded sales. There are plenty more that shall remain unreported, due to private non-disclosure […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Reviving a 28-year-old legacy domain for IPv4 hijacking

As IPv4 addresses become increasingly scarce, any older IP block, regardless of its scale, including Autonomous System networks, faces the threat of being controlled and exploited for identity theft or other malicious purposes. Spamhaus is researching, a domain first registered 28 years ago and now utilized to facilitate connectivity to seized IP blocks. […]

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Brilliantly boring domain got cybersquattered

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. had no idea that someone was watching their trademark registration application at the USPTO. The same day that they applied for the registration of BRILLIANTLY BORING, someone registered the matching domain The domain was then listed for sale on What are the odds? Cybersquatters who follow trademark […]

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Briton wants to trademark DOT COM!

There’s a lot of potential in dot com domains and a British man wants to capitalize on that established success, it seems. Filing for the registration of the mark DOT COM at the USPTO appears to be the first such step. The application involves a mascot with glasses and two identical hands, holding what appears […]

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Dr. Kevin Ham: Life lessons from

In the early 2000s, domain investor and entrepreneur, Dr. Kevin Ham, was called “The Man Who Owns The Internet.” Business publications such as CNN reinforced the profile of a man who controlled thousands of domain names, profiting from their earned revenue. Eventually, Kevin Ham sold his empire, Vertical Axis, for up to $50 million dollars […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Domain registered in 1994 has dropped—Here’s the back story

Thirty years after its registration in 1994, the domain expired and dropped. It’s hard to believe that valuable three letter .com domains enter the availability pool in 2024, even if it’s just to bid on at an auction. was in the possession of WMC Resources, an Australian company. Western Mining Corporation is what […]

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