#OneCause .ORG: A 1999 #domain registration challenged by the #UDRP process

The domain OneCause.org was registered in 1999; nineteen years later, a company called BidPal, Inc. challenged its ownership via the UDRP process. Not only did the Complainant lose, they were found to be guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The National Arbitration Forum panelist stated: “[…] proofs show that the disputed domain name was registered […]

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You are OK? Aged dot .com #domain lost in #UDRP thanks to Respondent’s history

Once you get hit with a UDRP that you don’t respond to, the most likely decision is to lose it by default. In the case of the domain YouAreOK.com, it’s an asset registered in 2009. A company claiming that they are using the mark in commerce since 2010, filed a UDRP against the domain’s ower; […]

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#ActiveRings .com #UDRP : Mike Mann lost a generic #domain name to its previous registrant

You can’t beat them all, and domain investor Mike Mann just lost the UDRP for the obviously generic domain, ActiveRings.com. Registered in 2013, the domain expired earlier this year; Mike Mann’s Domain Asset Holding’s outfit acquired it via an expired domain auction at GoDaddy. The price was not listed. The previous owners, Victor Alvarado D/B/A […]

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#Coolfit .com : #NameJet auctioned #domain lost in #UDRP

Coolfit.com, a domain that was auctioned off in an expired auction at NameJet in early 2017, was lost via the UDRP process. Its registrant and Respondent, Name Administration Inc., acquired Coolfit.com due to its generic qualities, for $860 dollars a year ago. The Complainant, Samuel J. McRoberts, established rights in the COOLFIT mark through registration […]

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#UCSF .com #UDRP : Beware of University owned trademarks in #domain names

The University of California in San Francisco, is an educational institution founded in 1868 under a different name. In the late 1960s it acquired its current name, and the UCSF acronym. In 2012, the UCSF mark was registered, citing first use in 1969. The University of California in San Francisco, operates from the domain UCSF.edu, […]

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Wedding Flea Market : #Domain remains with owner, #RDNH finding in #UDRP

The owner of the domain WeddingFleaMarket.com can keep it, after the UDRP brought against their domain failed. Wedding Flea Market, LLC filed the UDRP on the basis of holding a US trademark for WEDDING FLEA MARKET – since September 26, 2017. The registrant of WeddingFleaMarket.com operates it since 2013, however. The Respondent pointed that fact […]

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DME .com : Molding equipment company fails to snatch aged three letter #domain

DME Company LLC, a molding equipment company, attempted to snatch the aged domain DME.com via the UDRP process. The Complainant produced evidence of a registered trademark for DME, with a registration date of 1994. Meanwhile, the domain DME.com was registered in 2001, seventeen years ago. The Respondent’s legal representative, Zak Muscovitch of Muscovitch Law P.C., […]

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MyResumeNow.com : Domainer-friendly law firm, ESQwire.com, beats UDRP

Bold Limited filed a UDRP against MyResumeNow.com – a domain registered in 2017. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com, and attorney Ari Goldberger. ESQwire.com is a premium sponsor of DomainGang. The Complainant asserted rights to the domain, based on the following trademarks: Complainant registered the RESUME-NOW mark (Reg. No. 4,687,640) on February 17, 2015, and […]

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NYSE is a trademark, as multi-domain UDRP shows

The acronym NYSE is a registered trademark, so don’t go about using it in domain registrations. A multi-domain UDRP across several TLDs, delivered a cache of NYSE domains to the Complainant, NYSE Group, Inc. The NYSE mark was registered with the USPTO in 1971: “Complainant, NYSE Group, Inc., operates the leading global exchange for trading […]

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Doom.games : New gTLD domain in the hands of id Software via the UDRP process

It was doomed from the get-go, for the new gTLD domain, Doom.Games. Doom, the classic 1990’s game that spawned a long franchise that continues to this day, is also a registered trademark of 20 years. Dot .Games is a former gTLD of Rightside, now wholly owned by Donuts, Inc. The game’s creators, id Software LLC, […]

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The University of Texas .com : Regents grab 15 year old domain via the UDRP process

The University of Texas at Austin operates from UTexas.edu, and until 2016 it owned TheUniversityOfTexas.com. Sometime in 2014, however, the registrant’s email changed from “net-tech@its.utexas.edu” to “no.valid.email@worldnic.com” and they lost control of the domain. Eventually, it was acquired from a list of expired domains at Network Solutions, by an Indian firm. Earlier this year, the […]

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MarketSquare.com : 22 year old domain was challenged via the UDRP process

The domain name MarketSquare.com was registered in 1995, making it 22 years old today. And yet, a company challenged its ownership, by filing a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. Complainant MarketSquare, Inc. DBA MarketSquare registered the MARKETSQUARE mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2017. The Respondent’s internal counsel surely had […]

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