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My domain name is Lukka.com

The UDPR against the aged domain Lukka.com was shot down at the National Arbitration Forum, after its Korean registrant and Respondent pointed out two facts: They registered and used the domain for the past decade with a registered business in Korea The Complainant provided no proof they own the trademark the UDRP was based on […]

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NodeGraph.com owner defended his #domain in a #UDRP

The owner of NodeGraph.com, a generic domain registered in 2007, had to defend his domain in a UDRP. A Swedish company, Nodegraph AB, alleged that by forming in 2015 and getting a European trademark in 2016 and a US trademark in 2020 they have rights to the domain. No so fast, said the Respondent, who […]

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Cloak vs Cloak: Two app makers battled it out via the #UDRP process

Two different app makers using the term “Cloak” for their apps battled it out in the UDRP field. The domain JoinCloak.com was deemed to be interfering with Ruby Life, Inc. and its Cloak app that provides a platform for social interaction and anonymous dating. Meanwhile, Cloak Communications LLC, is a social media company based out […]

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HallmarkTV.com : UDRP decision follows the steps of Hallmark.TV

Hallmark scored victory number two in its effort to protect its iconic brand and mark. Days after winning the UDRP against the domain Hallmark.TV, they followed suit with HallmarkTV.com, a domain that was registered 19 years ago. The first decision was an unfortunate awakening for the domain’s registrant, whose last name is claimed to be […]

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ISS.mobi: Dot .mobi #UDRP loss seen as a favor to the Respondent

If you lose a UDRP filed against your dot .mobi domain name, consider that a favor. Fifteen years after its introduction in 2005, the generic TLD arrived a mere two years before the mobile web became obsolete, thanks to the launch of the Apple iPhone. These days, the number of .mobi domains is unknown but […]

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GameRoom.com #UDRP: Rare case with #Facebook as the Respondent!

This is a rare UDRP case with Facebook as the Respondent and not the Complainant. My Gameroom LLC filed the UDRP with the National Arbitration Forum, to contest the domain Gameroom.com, owned and operated by Facebook. The Complainant noted its 2018 trademark registration for MY GAMEROOM and MYGAMEROOM. Complainant states that it has used its […]

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Powell vs Powell : British registrant gets to keep his namesake #domain!

Powell LLC, an architectural company from Tennessee, attempted to usurp the domain name Powell.co from its registrant of 10 years and filed a UDRP for it. The domain was registered in 2011 by Chris Powell, a Briton, who has used his name as an extension of his business and personal activities since 1985. In fact, […]

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UDRP response: “Do what everybody else on this planet does!”

From the “funny UDRP responses” department comes the Respondent’s reaction, once the domain StateFarmInsuranceAgentNearMe.com was sent to the National Arbitration Forum. Aside from being a trademark infringement due to the inclusion of “State Farm” the domain is a ridiculous attempt at topping results already provided by Google. In other words, if you really want to […]

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GotCredit.com registrant deflects #UDRP as NAF finds Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The registrant of the domain GotCredit.com managed to deflect the legal maneuver that Clean Slate Credit Solutions attempted via the UDRP process. The attempt to usurp the domain failed and the 3 appointed National Arbitration Forum (NAF) panelists delivered a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Registered in 2002, GotCredit.com was targeted by the Complainant […]

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Second finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking in SPASE.com UDRP

The domain SPASE.com was dragged through a second UDRP by the same Complainant, Sahil Gupta, who earns the honors of being perhaps the first recipient of a double Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding for the same domain name. Despite losing the first filing for SPASE.com with a RDNH finding at the WIPO, Mr. Sahil Gupta […]

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SmartWallet.com : Christmas arrived early thanks to an experienced #UDRP panelist

Domain investor Andy Booth was well prepared to fight for his solid domain, SmartWallet.com, at the federal court – but he didn’t have to. The UDRP that was filed at the National Arbitration Forum delivered a surprising result despite the lack of a compliant response: Complaint was denied. It was an early Christmas gift by […]

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FreedomChurch.org : UDRP ends up with a minority declaration of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The domain FreedomChurch.org sounds very generic and yet someone contested it via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. Peymon Mottahedeh filed the UDRP on the basis of having a fresh state trademark: Florida/October 16, 2020. Furthermore, the Complainant asserted they used the domain between 1997 – 2020 and let it drop. The Respondent […]

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