Winner of LeonardoDiCaprio.org auction lost domain via the UDRP process

From the “what were you thinking” department comes the UDRP of the domain LeonardodiCaprio.org. Matching the name of popular mega-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, this domain was in the possession of the Hollywood actor until August 2022 but it wasn’t renewed. Instead of dropping, the domain name ended up in a NameJet auction and someone from Indonesia […]

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LordAdTaylor.com: UDRP failed due to Respondent’s language barrier

When you file a UDRP, the domain’s registrar matters. In the case of LordAdTaylor.com the UDRP was filed by Lord & Taylor IP LLC, America’s first and oldest department store. The Respondent uses DNSPod, Inc. as their registrar, which is based in China, as is the Respondent. Apparently, not many Chinese can understand or respond […]

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ImpossibleKick.com UDRP failed due to Complainant’s rushed filing

When you claim your mark has become distinctive but it hasn’t, filing a rushed UDRP won’t get you the domain name. Impossible Kicks Holding Company, Inc. filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain name ImpossibleKick.com. The Respondent did not respond, but the sole panelist at the Forum (NAF) pointed out that the Complainant’s […]

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CreditNinja Lending lost UDRP filed against KreditNinjaLLC.com

One can get “Kreative” with the letter “C” and in the case of the domain KreditNinjaLLC.com that phonetic change led to a UDRP. Filed by CreditNinja Lending LLC at the Forum (NAF) the case involves the registered trademark CREDITNINJA, obtained by the Complainant in 2019. Despite the domain’s registration in 2021, the case was dismissed […]

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MigraineAgain.org: UDRP a headache for Complainant

A Nigerian scammer used the domain MigraineAgain.org to impersonate the .com holder. Everyday Health, Inc.operates from MigraineAgain.com offering support to migraine sufferers. They filed a UDRP to get the .org as the Respondent used the domain to impersonate them, offering fake jobs and attempting to scam the applicants. This created an obvious headache for the […]

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ChatGPT responds to UDRP with solid RDNH references

ChatGPT is a popular AI chatbot that can engage in conversational, analytical exchanges. It does not substitute human activities, including the responses of legal advisors. Regardless, we gave ChatGPT (that is not operating from the domain ChatGPT.com) the following task related to domain names and the UDRP process: Imagine you own the domain Widgets.com. A […]

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TRX.com: A 1999 domain was lost via the UDRP process!

The domain name TRX.com was registered in 1999; Fitness Anywhere LLC filed a UDRP to usurp this aged, valuable LLL .com. Citing rights to the TRX mark since “at least 2005,” the Complainant alleged that TRX.com was acquired by the Respondent much later, in 2021 or 2022. WHOIS records indicate that the contact information was […]

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Why Morgan Stanley lost the UDRP filed against MSFinancements.com

Financial giant, Morgan Stanley, owns rights to the mark MORGAN STANLEY and treats the letter pair “MS” as an abbreviated variant, apparently. A French company, formed by two individuals, Medji Bamba and Sarah Pascual, uses the domain MSFinancements.com. It’s not clear why Morgan Stanley’s lawyers believed they’d get this domain via the UDRP process, unless […]

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Mercury.cash: Domain UDRP unveils drama behind cryptocurrency corp

Mercury Cash is a global cash and crypto management solution designed for fortune 500 companies. The company operated from the domain Mercury.cash, until the Estonia-based COO of the company pulled the plug on the domain. The company moved to the domain MercuryCash.us and filed a UDRP, noting that their mark for MERCURY CASH was registered […]

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SambaTV.com beat Samba.TV in UDRP with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The operators of SambaTV.com registered the domain name in 2000. Samba TV, a US-based television technology company operates from the “domain hack” Samba.tv. They filed a UDRP to grab the domain but it didn’t end well. Not only was the dispute rejected, the Forum (NAF) panelist delivered a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, as […]

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Hummingbird.com UDRP: Hummingbird RegTech lost bid to aged domain name

OpenTex, registrant of the domain Hummingbird.com acquired it some time in 2006; this 1994 generic .com domain became the target of Hummingbird RegTech, Inc., that filed a UDRP at the Forum (NAF.) Hummingbird was a Canadian company founded in 1984. It became known for its flagship Exceed™ product, and evolved as a strong player in […]

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Redacted domain vs. redacted trademark in redacted UDRP due to porn

There are times when the domain name involved in a UDRP can be redacted per either party’s request. In the case of a redacted UDRP at the Forum (NAF) the Complainant’s name, the domain, and the trademark have all been redacted. The reason: The Respondent who is apparently Chinese, built a load of pornographic content […]

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