Credable.com: UDRP decision a victory for Respondent & another one for John Berryhill

The registrant of the domain Credable.com acquired it at an auction for $5,044 dollars. The domain is now listed for sale for $1,000,000 dollars on Afternic. Equentia SCF Technologies Private Limited, India, claimed rights to the CREDABLE mark which allegedly enjoys fame not just in India, but also in Singapore, Indonesia, and the United Arab […]

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Malo.com: Italian Complainant fails “bad” UDRP with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

MALO S.p.A. is an Italian company that believed it’d be cool to challenge the ownership of the domain Malo.com; its registrant’s last name being Malo. With malo meaning “bad” in Spanish, it’s no wonder the case delivered a refusal of the domain’s transfer. The WIPO panelist was clear: The Panel believes that the Complainant should […]

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Here’s what not to do with your .AI domain names

If you own .AI domains, congratulations. The fastest-growing ccTLD with generic qualities per Google, is a magnet for domain investors and companies alike. Some companies will thumb their noses at the matching .com, opting for the .ai domain even when the .com is made available! That being said, there are a few things that you […]

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LivingEdge.com: UDRP decision marks another victory for John Berryhill

Living Edge Pty Ltd, an Australian retailer of designer furniture, filed a complaint against Kawing Chiu, an individual based in the United States, regarding the disputed domain name LivingEdge.com, registered in 2005. The Respondent was represented by IP attorney, John Berryhill. Living Edge Pty Ltd has a history dating back to around 2000, providing designer […]

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Demoji.com UDRP ends up with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

When you file a UDRP against a domain registered in 2012, you’d better be in the possession of a more senior mark. In the case of Demoji.com, however, Mr. Patrick Schur of Switzerland filed a UDRP on the basis of a mark he acquired in 2019. There would be no way for the Registrant to […]

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RedFig.com: Complainant choked on fruit domain defended by domainer!

Domain investor Bill Patterson served a sweet, juicy fruit to the Complainant of a UDRP involving the domain RedFig.com. Simply put, the domain is put together from two dictionary words and describe a “red fig” more than anything else. Meanwhile, Redfig LLC asserted rights to the domain because of a trademark that they registered in […]

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Beds.com UDRP: Complainant failed to catch WIPO panel asleep

The domain name Beds.com became the subject of a UDRP filed by Sleep Number Corporation. The company asserted that the domain was used by them from 2000 to 2018 but then someone allegedly stole it. After it became obvious that the Respondent didn’t steal the domain but rather won it via a Sedo auction which […]

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Coderbag grabs pair of QuickCPU domains with John Berryhill’s help

Coderbag LLC is a software publisher of QuickCPU, a PC performance tuning software. The company registered the mark QUICKCPU and operates from QuickCPU.com. The company enlisted the services of popular IP attorney, John Berryhill, in an attempt to get the domains QuickCPU.net and QuickCPU.org via the UDRP process. Why was that important? The Respondent copied […]

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The dark side of granting “lease to own” domain sales via Afternic

Afternic is rolling out the option of offering lease to own (LTO) opportunities to potential domain buyers. Copied from Dan.com that streamlined the process, the Afternic process appears to be a welcome option for domain investors. Still, the option arrives with strings attached: A series of terms and conditions appear to cover Afternic from a […]

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UDRP against Healthyr.com ends up with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

A GoDaddy broker relayed offers for Healthyr.com from Healthyr LLC that the registrant did not accept; the ensuing “Plan B” was to file a UDRP. Note: This is why anonymous offers via a third party broker should always be ignored: there is no option for the domain’s registrant & seller to set their own rules […]

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Domains & UDRP: Lawyers should use the tools of the trade

Professionals of every trade should utilize the best tools to deliver services to clients. In the case of a law firm, using information databases such as LexisNexis is a given, as they are an indispensable tool that does require paid subscriptions. Not every law firm is willing to fork out money for such tools, apparently. […]

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Websec.com UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

WebSec Holdings, B.V., the Netherlands, fired up their legal salvo to acquire the domain name Websec.com. Registered in 2002, the domain’s creation date predates the Dutch cybersecurity’s formation date by 18 whole years. Prior to the UDRP, the Complainant offered $1,000 to acquire the domain; the Respondent’s acquisition of the domain in 2016 cost more, […]

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