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Pablo #Escobar .com : A $3,000,000 asking price led to #UDRP loss for this 20 year old #domain

The domain PabloEscobar.com was registered in 1999, as an exact match of a deceased Colombian drug lord’s name. Pablo Escobar’s notoriety has been portrayed in several movies and in the highly-acclaimed Netflix drama series, “Narcos.” The son of Pablo Escobar operates a fashion franchise on his late father’s legacy, and is a published author. Additionally, […]

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#UDRP filing cost to increase at the National Arbitration Forum

The fee schedule of the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) gets a price increase on October 1st, along with other new rules on UDRP disputes. According to an announcement by NAF, the following updates are effective at the beginning of next month: Rule 1(d) will be changed to reflect the current practice of requiring the amendment […]

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#GOAT .com registrant filed 2 #UDRP cases and only won one – here’s why

The registrant of Goat.com operates the domain as a “greatest of all time” acronym on quality footwear. They have an active trademark for GOAT, registered at the USPTO in 2016. At the end of 2016, Goat.com appears to have been sold by its previous owner for an undisclosed amount. Goat.com filed two UDRP cases against […]

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#Investigo .com UDRP : Someone tried to sell the #domain to the trademark holder

Some jackass attempted to sell the domain Investigo.com to the owners of the INVESTIGO mark, potentially posing as a broker for the registrant. The asking price was $45,000 dollars and that’s when Investigo UK filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. The owner acquired the domain 9 years before the Complainant acquired the mark […]

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#Puretalk .com : Aged #domain name wins #UDRP with short panelist’s statement

Puretalk.com is a short, aged domain registered in 2003, and 16 years later it was challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant, Puretalk Holdings LLC, is a telecommunications company, and they registered the PURETALK trademark in 2018. The Complainant operates from the domain name PuretalkUSA.com. With that in mind, the sole panelist at the National […]

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MorningSafe.com : #Domain age safeguarded Registrant from #UDRP

Whoever claims aged domains aren’t better than new domain registrations, needs to have a reality check. Aged domains offer protection from UDRP filings, in cases where some company comes up with a brand matching an existing domain and decides to bully the Registrant. In the case of MorningSafe.com, a domain name registered in 2016, the […]

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#Femida .com : Justice goddess #domain registrant survives #UDRP filing at NAF

The registrant of the domain name Femida.com, a 2002 registration, faced a UDRP, filed by an international law firm that registered the mark in 2004. The Complainant operates from Femida.us and has offices in the US, Paris and Moscow. The domain existed as far back as in 1999, and the term “femida” translates as “Lady […]

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MichalMenert .com : #UDRP failed despite “anal sex toy” store use of the #domain

Michal Menert is a music producer with his own Wikipedia entry, and yet, according to a panelist at the National Arbitration Forum, he’s not famous enough! Mr. Menert filed a UDRP against the domain MichaelMenert.com, that was registered in 2010. In previous years, the domain was used as a storefront for merchandise and tickets. Things […]

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Why did #Mercury Luggage lose the #UDRP for #SewardLuggage .com?

With domain names, time lines matter. Mercury Luggage Manufacturing Company formed in 1946, and it claimed the year 1968 as the date of first use for the term SEWARD TRUNK. However, they did not apply for the mark’s registration until 2017, almost 20 years after they acquired Seward Trunk of Petersburg Virginia, and the trademark […]

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#Davanti goes after #Davandi .com via the #UDRP process

A tire company using the registered trademark DAVANTI in the US, filed a UDRP against the Davandi.com owners. The case could have resulted in a typical typo-squatting decision, leading to the loss of the domain by the Respondent. In this case, however, the Davandi.com registrant operates their own cycling products business in Germany, where they […]

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#SumValley .com : John Berryhill defends Texas business with #domain UDRP

The business owner of Sum Valley LLC, a Texas corporation formed to deliver tax-related services, was probably surprised when Sinclair Finance Company claimed it infringes on their SUN VALLEY mark. The Respondent was represented by attorney John Berryhill, who pointed out that the domain SumValley.com is not a misspelling or a typo, but a real […]

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Caterpillar #domain : Blatant #typosquatting is the #1 reason for #UDRP loss

If you want to end up with a potential UDRP case, engage in blatant typosquatting of domain names. What is blatant typosquatting, is easy to define: www prefixes of popular domain brands, such as in the case of wwwcaterpillar.com that was challenged via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. The domain appears to […]

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