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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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#Localvore .com : #Domain age beat #UDRP despite registered trademark

The domain Localvore.com was registered in 2006, and its Registrant used it consistently with food-related guide services since then. In 2012, another company began to use the term, and managed to register LOCALVORE TODAY, and in 2017 LOCALVORE with the USPTO. They filed a UDRP to get the domain, but the sole panelist noted that […]

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#Domain crap : The biggest #poop UDRP of all time!

We’ve seen some domain crap being taken to the UDRP process, but this one has to be the biggest collection of poop domains ever. To be exact, 74 “poop domains” were included in a UDRP filed by Crown Products LLC. The Complainant is in the waste solutions business and provides branded waste disposal bags and […]

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Sage Netcom or Sagenet com? #UDRP finds the invisible hyphen in this #domain name

Is there such a thing as an invisible hyphen in a domain name? In the case of SageNetcom.com, the word split is between the words “Sage” and “Netcom.” The latter stands for “Network & communications.” The operators of Sage Net, using the domain SageNet.com, filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum, citing a 1999 […]

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#Duggan vs. Duggan : Tax consulting biz attempted to take over 24 year old #domain

A tax consulting business tried to take over Duggan.com, a domain registered in 1995, citing rights to the DUGGAN mark. The 24 year old domain asset belongs to a guy named… Thomas Duggan. It’s surprising to see that this decision did not deliver a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, on top of the denial […]

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#Dell grabs typo #domain DRLL.com via the #UDRP process

The domain DRLL.com was registered in 1998, and now Dell has claimed it via the UDRP process. Visually, the two domains DRLL.com and DELL.com are 75% identical, but what’s more important is how Drll.com was used as a parked domain, taking advantage of the proximity of letters “E” and “R” on the keyboard. Apparently, Drll.com […]

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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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