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InLoco.com #UDRP : It’s a case of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking for this 1999 registration

Filing a UDRP against the domain name, InLoco.com, ended up being a bad decision for the Brazilian Complainant. Registered in 1999 by the Respondent, InLoco.com predates the date of first use by the Complainant, Loco Tecnologia da Informação S.A., Brazil. The Complainant acquired a trademark in 2017. The Complainant has received an initial round of […]

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#PayCard .com : #Domain auction ended at five figures at #DropCatch

A great domain name, PayCard.com, expired, dropped and was subsequently auctioned off at DropCatch. The domain was bid on extensively, and had 280 bids total! The auction for PayCard.com ended at $22,451 dollars. Namebio, on the other hand, has recorded the auction’s result at $23,201 dollars. PayCard.com was originally registered in 2000, and was part […]

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OneWeb.World : Space #telecom company goes bankrupt due to the #Coronavirus economics

OneWeb, a space telecom company that planned to deliver high-speed Internet access to unconnected people around the world, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Operating from the new gTLD domain, OneWeb.World, the company’s final batch of satellites was sent into orbit last week. Now, a total of 74 OneWeb satellites are “orphan.” OneWeb’s largest investor […]

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Demolition #Domainer : We’re the only species to survive the #Coronavirus by 2032!

In 1993 Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes starred in the hit movie Demolition Man. With a budget of $60 million, the movie grossed over $150 million globally. The movie takes place in the year 2032, and if you’re a fan of Stallone or Snipes, you probably remember that Taco Bell is the only restaurant that […]

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#ICANN president : I have decided to execute the amendment of the .COM Registry Agreement

Göran Marby, ICANN President & CEO, announced that he gave Verisign the green light with regards to the .com Registry Agreement. The agreement allows Verisign to increase prices by 7% during each of the last four years of each six year contract renewal. Additionally, the wholesale price of a .com domain would increase from $7.85 […]

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#Tokyo2021 Olympic #domains : Let the #Cybersquatting games begin!

Cybersquatters are snapping up “Tokyo 2021” domain names bearing the Olympic trademarks, hoping to capitalize on the change in the Olympiad. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) moved the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to 2021, shifting the year and triggering a digital gold rush. That’s one side effect of the Coronavirus pandemic! Meanwhile, in Japan, a research […]

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Here we go again: BestApp.com #domain auction ended at $5,222 dollars

The DropCatch auction for the domain name BestApp.com has ended – for the fourth time in a row. Deadbeat bidders have sent this great domain drop to auction. Instead of sending the domain to the 2nd highest bidder, DropCatch starts the process all over again. The latest round ended at $5,222 dollars with DropCatch bidder […]

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#Verisign helps the elderly with early morning #domain transactions

If you’re a senior citizen over 65, you’re in good hands with Verisign. The managers of .com and .net domains announced that elderly domainers will get special treatment with their domain registrations and renewals. “Here at Verisign we want to provide additional support to those senior citizens that shop with our Registry, and give them […]

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#SelfQuarantine .com : A current event #domain registered in 2014

Self quarantine is not a new buzzword. For decades, the practice of self isolation to stop the spreading of diseases, has been acknowledged as an effective, self-imposed quarantine method. Note: this post is an advertisement. The domain SelfQuarantine.com is now available to acquire. Unlike hundreds or thousands of fresh registrations, this is not a domain […]

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Three times a charm: #Pornhub brand squatter loses another #UDRP

A Pornhub domain cybersquatter has lost his 3rd UDRP in a row, this time for the typo-domain Porhub.com. Having lost the UDRP for Pornhub.CO and Ponrhub.com, the inevitable happened, and the Complainant filed another UDRP. In his response, the Respondent asserted that they should not be targeted, if others are doing the same: “The major […]

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Kevac.com #UDRP results in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

Kevac.com, a domain name registered in 2009, was hit with a UDRP. The Complainant is Kevac S.r.l, Italy, represented by LS LexJus Sinacta. The Respondent was represented by Muscovitch Law P.C., Canada. In this UDRP, the Complainant claimed that their trademarks from 2012 are sufficient to pursue the transfer of the domain, as the company […]

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#Greek drama : Couple gets mixed in #UDRP proceedings over Mykonos #domain and brand

A Greek couple that ended up divorcing has taken their battle over a domain and brand, to the UDRP process. The Complainant and the Respondent were formerly married to each other since the 1980s, and were jointly involved in the operation of the Sea Satin Market Restaurant and Caprice Bar on the Greek island of […]

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