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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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Denise Garner : #Arkansas politician gets her #domain name back from the #Russians

Denise Garner is a politician, and a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives with the Democratic party. The matching domain to her name, DeniseGarner.com, was owned at some point by Huge Domains. Between 2017 and 2018 the domain was operated by Denise Garner’s campaign in Arkansas, but it dropped at the end of 2019. […]

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#Cybersquatter went after #Teva Pharmaceuticals #domain brands

Pharmaceutical companies, such as Teva Pharmaceuticals, name their medications using complex, made up names. These names become fanciful marks, that have very little chance of becoming generic words. In a recent UDRP involving six domain names, the matching .com of each trademark was registered just 3 days after the Complainant’s trademarks were applied for: Complainant […]

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DerekRose.com : #GoDaddy auction sale ends up in #domain loss via the #UDRP process

The auction high bidder of DerekRose.com, a domain registered in 1999, didn’t seem to have fully researched the “Derek Rose” keywords for trademark issues. Last year, the domain was sold in a GoDaddy auction for the price of $597 dollars – a low price for an aged, .com domain name. This is indicative of how […]

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#Molemax : How a 2012 trademark beat a 2005 #domain registration in a #UDRP?

Molemax.com, a domain registered in 2005, was just lost via the UDRP process. What’s strange, is that the Complainant’s trademark for MOLEMAX bears a 2012 registration date. In other words, the domain name is 7 years senior to the mark. The two dates aren’t hidden, they were listed by the WIPO panelist: The trademark is […]

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