Why MGG Investment Group LP lost UDRP against mgcinv.com

MGG Investment Group LP filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain name mgcinv.com. The Complainant operates from the domain mgginv.com. The rationale, per the UDRP filing at Forum (NAF): Respondent’s mgcinv.com domain name is virtually identical and confusingly similar to Complainant’s mark because it incorporates the MGG mark in its entirety, replaces the letter […]

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LinkStake.com: Domain lost via the UDRP process to Chain.link

Chainlink, a provider of smart contracts for the blockchain, operates from the domain name Chain.link. They have registered the marks CHAINLINK and LINK with the USPTO. The company filed a UDRP against the domain LinkStake.com that according to the Complaint, competes and disrupts their services. The web site at LinkStake.com doesn’t make it clear about […]

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Nuramax.com: UDRP decision based on LinkedIn connection of the two parties

Nuramax.com is a domain registered in 2022 and it appears to stand on its own two feet as a brand. That’s not what Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. thought, however, and they filed a UDRP to get the domain from its registrant. In this case, the Respondent failed to respond and the Complainant reigned supreme in their […]

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CleanGarage.com: Twenty year old domain lost via the UDRP process

The domain CleanGarage.com was registered in 2002 and it sounds generic enough for its registrant to seek $25,000 dollars for it. Alas, a company that registered the mark THE CLEAN GARAGE usurped the aged domain via the UDRP process. The sole panelist at the Forum (NAF) pointed out that the asking price / cost delta […]

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KaufmanAuctions.com UDRP leads to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

Kaufman Realty and Auctions specializes in auctions of personal and real property and the sale of real property. The mark KAUFMAN AUCTIONS was registered in 2021 and in recent months they filed a UDRP against the domain name KaufmanAuctions.com. That domain was registered in 2005, a substantial amount of time prior to the Complainant’s claimed […]

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Calpers.com: Sold on NameJet, domain gets lost via the #UDRP process

Paying up for a domain in a NameJet auction, only to lose it a few months later isn’t great news. In the case of Calpers.com, it was sold for $1,718 dollars last December. Source: NameBio. CALPERS is an acronym for California Public Employees’ Retirement System and a registered trademark since 2001. The domain was in […]

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Bitmex fires up salvo of UDRP filings

Crypto exchange Bitmex has been actively hunting down domains that abuse its famous mark. With BITMEX being a registered trademark there are several reasons to target such domain names: Some domains are used for phishing purposes, such as to steal crypto. Some domains are used to leverage “extortion” money via a sale. They infringe on […]

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StudioAutobody.com: Why the heck was this UDRP denied?

When you register a domain on the instructions of someone, there better be an arrangement of sorts, such as a contract clause. In the case of StudioAutobody.com, two parties formed a company and one instructed the other to register the domain. Once the partnership was dissolved, the registrant declined to transfer the domain to the […]

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Lazyboy.xyz: Here’s what not to do with famous trademarks

Famous trademarks such as LA-Z-BOY attract domain investors like flies to cow dung! The “art” of registering domain names that incorporate famous trademarks is lost in the mist of time and many domainers have gotten in deep poop for infringing on such trademarks. The very least you can lose is the domain and in the […]

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Wanderlist.com: Two word generic domain hit with a UDRP by Virtuoso

The domain Wanderlist.com comprises of two generic words; the composite refers to a list of destinations to visit. The domain was registered in 1998 and in 2022 Virtuoso Ltd. filed a UDRP to get the domain. The Complainant is a Texas-based global travel agency, claiming rights in the WANDERLIST mark through its registration with the […]

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OpenBots.com: Twenty year old #domain owner beat AI company

The owner of the domain name OpenBots.com registered it in 2003; since then, he has been using it, along with the matching .org domain. The domain is serving as a project related to a code repository and for its owner’s personal presence online. Meanwhile, OpenBots, Inc. filed a UDRP to usurp this domain. According to […]

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RockHardTools.com: UDPR states you don’t have to use the #domain to prove fair use

The registrant of the domain RockHardTools.com formed a proprietorship in 2010, calling it “Rock Hard Tools.” No surprises there, except the mark ROCKHARD had been registered by another company, Rockhard Tools, Inc., in 2006. The ensuing UDRP explains how the Respondent is the domain’s custodian, registered for a sole proprietorship run and owned by Mr. […]

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