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FamousBirthdays.io: No, “famous birthdays” is not a generic phrase

So you thought “famous birthdays” is a generic phrase you can monetize via a domain such as FamousBirthdays.io? Think again. The mark FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS has been registered with the USPTO since 2012 and in the UDRP case of Famous Birthdays LLC vs. Rashed Hasan Akash it led to the Respondent’s loss. The Respondent ripped content […]

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Pomhub.com: 14 years of PPC earnings ended with a #UDRP

Typo-domains can be huge money makers when parked with PPC providers. In the case of Pomhub.com, the domain was registered in 2007 and was parked with adult content and PPC ads, originally at Sedo. The visual confusion between Pomhub and Pornhub, the adult content monolith, led its owners, Licensing IP International S.à.r.l., to file a […]

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Cat-tracks.com: Don’t use a brand’s fame to sell competitive products!

The domain Cat-tracks.com faced a UDRP filed by Caterpillar Inc. of CAT.com fame. The Complainant pointed out that the domain was used to promote and sell competitive products, all while displaying the CAT brand and mark. Indeed, as seen by the Respondent’s Facebook page, the majority of items for sale are not manufactured by Caterpillar. […]

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FacebookCoin.com: Social media titan won’t pay $2,000 for this #domain name

Facebook declined an offer to pay up $2,000 dollars for FacebookCoin.com. So is there a “Facebook coin” in the works? Most likely not, but the domain name contains the world famous Facebook mark, which led to the social media titan filing a UDRP against it. The decision was swift: transfer the domain FacebookCoin.com to the […]

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DataWidget.com lost via the #UDRP process despite 15 year seniority to the trademark!

The domain DataWidget.com appears to be an aged, generic domain. Registered in 2005, it was offered for sale by its registrant but a company that registered the mark DATA WIDGET in 2020 is now taking it over via the UDRP process. Despite a gap of 15 years between the domain’s registration and that of the […]

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#IBM .onl : Registrant wanted $18 million dollars for infringing #domain name

From the blatant cybersquatting department: The registrant of IBM.onl sought $18,960,000 dollars for it. Listing an infringing domain for sale on Sedo didn’t sit well with IBM, a multi-billion dollar corporation with a world-famous mark. The ensuing UDRP resulted in transferring the domain to the Complainant: The Panel finds that the above-mentioned circumstances indicate that […]

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FacebookSell.com : “An ongoing project which I have invested for years”

From the hilarious responses to a UDRP department: FacebookSell.com was hit with a UDRP at the WIPO. The famous mark FACEBOOK is so strong that even savvy investor, Mike Mann, isn’t immune to it. And yet, the British Respondent in this UDRP had the cojones to respond thus: “I respectfully reject the allegation made by […]

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How Dominic Thiem, world class #tennis player, got his matching .com #domain name

When you’re a professional tennis player, such as Dominic Thiem, it’s important to own your matching .com domain name. Ranked 3rd in the world, Dominic Thiem didn’t register DominicThiem.com, however. The domain was registered by some speculator who referred to themselves as a “fan,” at a time that Dominic Thiem was a teenager. True fans […]

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Facebook template .com : Yes, you can lose your #domain 14 years later

If you hold onto a domain infringing on a famous trademark such as Facebook, you’re wasting your renewal fees. The registrant of FacebookTemplate.com, a domain registered way back in 2006 renewed it 13 times since then. Clearly, a waste of money, as Facebook Inc. filed a UDRP at the WIPO. Considering that on September 26, […]

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MonsterEnergy.Monster #UDRP : “Can you please tell me what the problem is?”

From the hilarious responses to a UDRP department: The registrant of MonsterEnergy.monster appeared clueless, when the UDRP’s particulars were sent his way. The Complainant is Monster Energy Company, and the domain appears to be a clear cut violation of the Complainant’s trademark, both with the keyword part and the TLD. Here’s what the Respondent said: […]

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Oh, snap! #UDRP against SnapFuck.co doesn’t end in RDNH

Snap and Snapchat are two registered trademarks of Snap Inc. that operates Snap.com and SnapChat.com for separate services. The Snap mark is being abused by domain registrants hoping to ride the popular app’s coattails, and the UDRP for SnapFuck.co points that out. The Respondent in this case argued through their Ukraine-based lawyer about the legitimacy […]

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Copycat #domain : Efashionova.com was sent to the #WIPO runway

The operators of the domain Efashionova.com attempted to pass off as world-famous fashion outlet, FashionNova. The ensuing UDRP revealed the extent that some will go to in order to ride on the coattails of a popular company supported by some heavyweight influencers, such as Kylie Jenner and Amber Rose. The content on Efashionova.com copied the […]

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