Respondent’s claims didn’t sway experienced UDRP panelist

Some people will invent all types of back stories regarding the meaning of domains, as in the case of that ended up in a UDRP. The FIVERR mark has been registered since 2011, citing first use in 2010. Meanwhile, the domain was registered in 2020. In the ensuing UDRP, the Respondent claimed that the […]

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The aged domain has changed hands, moving away from Reflex Publishing’s portfolio. Registered in 1997, was parked on DigiMedia DNS and that has changed in the past 24 hours. The new registrant appears to be a Russian advertising company as the domain forwards to The company also operates from There is […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Respondent wanted a car worth $100,000 dollars in exchange for domain

Registering a domain matching the initials of a world-famous brand such as BMW can be quite risky. Offering to sell them the domain for thousands of dollars, or for a luxury car, is a sure path to losing it. The UDRP process was initiated by Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) against a Georgian individual […]

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DotNotCom brand rolls out

Nicolas van Heule is an experienced entrepreneur, having rolled out clothes-wear and power drink brands. The DOTNOTCOM project is now the umbrella corporation, operating from the domain Says the founder of the company: The NOT in our name implies a non-commercial endeavor, yet our domain extension is “.com” which is short for “commercial.” We […]

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Ready to move out of Uniregistry?

Uniregistry has had a great run spanning almost a decade. The company was acquired by GoDaddy three years ago, as a bridge to founder Frank Schilling’s portfolio of domain names. While GoDaddy kept Uniregistry and the Uni Market alive, the latter will shut down on April 18th, marking the end of an era for the […]

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Dan + Afternic: Out of sync

Recent updates at triggered a range of frustrating sentiments to domain investors, who had to rush in and tweak account settings once again. What took place: Portfolio holders at GoDaddy-owned Dan received a system update and while things looked normal, a little “devil” flipped the Afternic Integration switch from OFF to ON, at least […]

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Cheap brokers, rude attitude, and chicken feed

Better watch your attitude, cheap brokers. If you are a domain reseller looking for chicken feed, offering 4 to 5 figures, or working for a small business, don’t bother! All these are exclusions from being considered for the domain name, according to the landing page. The same page has existed with fewer requirements since […]

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YSL means Youth Service Learning, according to UDRP

The YSL mark and acronym is world famous; anyone attempting to use the Yves Saint Laurent brand, established in 1962, in an infringing manner would soon find out. In the case of the domain name, its registrant has parked it at Dan with a pointless and thinly veiled disclaimer: YSL stands for the following: […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP leads to domain loss for Respondent

The registrant of the domain lost it via the UDRP process, despite the domain’s registration 9 years before the Complainant established its mark. The Respondent objected to the panel’s competence and requested that the proceedings be suspended due to concurrent court proceedings in Russia. However, the panel ultimately decided in favor of VOODOO, Complainants […]

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ICANN76: List of accomplishments at the big conference in Cancun

The most recent session of ICANN, referred to as ICANN76, closed its gates in Cancun, Mexico. The event attracted a large number of professionals familiar with the well-established multi-steakholder model. It was one of the biggest events ever organized at ICANN, according to one participant still in recovery from the event’s alcohol intake. He promised […]

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The Domain King’s GPT domain and other registrations

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, has been busy educating his closed circle of Twitter followers. One of the most recent, important quotes by Rick reads as follows: “I Don’t buy domains to sell. I buy domains to hold. To collect. To admire. To enjoy. To savor. To learn about. To use.” Think for a second […]

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GoDaddy Lead Center: New updates this weekend

GoDaddy has announced that its team of domain brokers will now be required to report every detail of their daily activities, including bathroom breaks, lunches, and other mundane activities, on the company’s new “Lead Center” feature. The new tool is part of Afternic, a domain marketplace in perpetual “beta.” According to the GoDaddy press release, […]

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