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Three times a charm: #Pornhub brand squatter loses another #UDRP

A Pornhub domain cybersquatter has lost his 3rd UDRP in a row, this time for the typo-domain Porhub.com. Having lost the UDRP for Pornhub.CO and Ponrhub.com, the inevitable happened, and the Complainant filed another UDRP. In his response, the Respondent asserted that they should not be targeted, if others are doing the same: “The major […]

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#Procurium .com : Domain predates the #trademark but case was sent to #UDRP

The domain Procurium.com was registered in 2012, and the .net Registrant filed a UDRP in 2020. They also followed up with a trademark application just two days later. That, according to the Respondent in this case, indicates that it’s a case of filing the UDRP in bad faith. They asked for a finding of Reverse […]

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#Pornhub typosquatter paid a small fortune for #domain but lost the #UDRP

The typosquatter of a Pornhub domain paid a small fortune to acquire it. The registrant of Ponrhub.com alleges he spent 7,241 EUR in late 2018 to get the domain in the aftermarket – about $7,946 USD. In the ensuing UDRP filed by Licensing IP International S.à.r.l., the Respondent claims that he forwarded the domain to […]

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PataNegra.com : A #domain registered in 1996 threatened via the #UDRP process

Imagine receiving a UDRP for a domain name registered 24 years ago. PataNegra.com was registered in 1996, and in 2020 a Spanish company claimed rights to the PATA NEGRA mark. According to the UDRP, Complainant, J. Garcia Carrion, S.A. registered the trademark PATA NEGRA for wine with multiple registries, including the Spanish Patent and Trademark […]

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#XTREAM .com : A 2019 trademark beat a 1998 #domain name via a #UDRP filing!

It’s shocking: a trademark for XTREAM granted in 2019, delivered victory in a UDRP filed against the domain name Xtream.com. The domain was registered in 1998. The Respondent was called a “cybersquatter” and that they acquired the domain “in bad faith” in 2018 in the secondary market, being aware of the Complainant’s mark, allegedly. Mediacom […]

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#SleepOrganic .com : #Afternic escrow still in the #WHOIS years after #domain was sold

SleepOrganic.com was hit with UDRP, and Afternic was served with it. In a “whoops!” moment for the popular domain aftermarket, the domain’s true registrant wasn’t changed in the WHOIS, after a sale occurred in 2015. Here’s what happened, as far as we know. According to DomainTools, SleepOrganic.com was sold by New Ventures Services, a subsidiary […]

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#Dumbledore .com buyer magically avoids #UDRP pitfall, saves #domain investment

The registrant of Dumbledore.com pulled a magic trick with the domain, convincing the NAF panelist that it’s archaic English for “bumblebee.” Warner Bros had filed a UDRP to protect one of their characters from the “Harry Potter” series, Professor Albus Dumbledore. “Complainant’s Dumbledore Marks are derived from the Harry Potter fantasy novel series, authored by […]

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#Trademark on top: The buyer of Pornhub.co just lost $72k via the #UDRP process

Pornhub is one of the biggest destinations of adult content on the Internet, and they have trademarked their brand, operating from the matching .com domain. In 2010, the domain Pornhub.co was registered, and the domain apparently changed hands in 2018. In the ensuing UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum, the Estonian Respondent stated that they […]

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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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#Mixbook failed in #UDRP to get Mixbooks.com – but there’s a catch!

Mixbook filed a UDRP to get the plural version domain, Mixbooks.com, but failed. The plural version exists since 1998, and the Complainant registered their trademark in 2009. The Respondent asserted that their domain is thus much older than the registered mark, and the sole panelist, Carol Stoner, Esq., agreed there is no sign of bad […]

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#Apple founder, Steve Jobs, gets his #domain 8 years after death

Apple founder, Steve Jobs has been resting in peace since he passed in 2011, and now The Steve Jobs Archive LLC has secured his matching .com domain. SteveJobs.com was secured via the UDRP process that granted transfer away from its Korean registrant. The domain was registered in 1999, but it existed before and it dropped. […]

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Wasn’t aware of the trademark : #UDRP response actually helped save the #domain

The registrant of practicesnapshot.com is a dental studio that instructed one of its employees to register the domain in 2016. Apparently, the words “practice snapshot” have nothing to do with hockey, but it’s about providing software that allows dentists to have a graphic summary or snapshot of their dental practice. A company registered the trademark […]

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