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IndoorBillboard.com: Domain genericness turns #UDRP into a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The registrant of the domain IndoorBillboard.com hit back, when Indoor Billboard/Northwest, Inc. filed a UDRP at the Forum (NAF.) Registered in 1999, the domain consists of two generic words, descriptive of “indoor billboard” advertising. Despite the Complainant’s claims to notoriety of its INDOOR BILLBOARD mark, the three member panel found no such evidence. In summary: The […]

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Byfy.com: Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The domain name Byfy.com was registered in 2004. Etrack LLC registered the BYFY mark in 2021. It filed a UDRP to usurp the domain and failed, as the WIPO panelist delivered a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH.) It was a “Plan B” scenario, said the panelist: The preponderance of evidence indicates that Complainant […]

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Bybt.com: Bybit Fintech Limited engaged in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Bybit Fintech Limited, was established in 2018 as a cryptocurrency exchange. With more than 2 million registered users, it offers a mobile application or app known as ByBit.  On June 24, 2021, the company filed in Hong Kong, China, trademark applications for two BYBIT logos and a BYBIT wordmark. Meanwhile, the domain bybt.com was registered […]

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SimplePlan.com: UDRP plan to usurp aged domain fails with RDNH finding

It was a simple plan for Simple Plan Inc.: File a UDRP on the ultra aged domain, SimplePlan.com, and take it back home. Registered in 1996, SimplePlan.com was used by the Complainant for 20 years, when the unforeseeable happened and the domain wasn’t renewed. As an expired domain, SimplePlan.com was picked up by the Respondent […]

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Libertas.org: Complainant’s claims led to “free” Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The UDRP case for Libertas.org involved a three member panel at the WIPO, for a domain that was registered in 2004. The Complainant is Pacific House LLC and the Respondent was represented by IP attorney, John Berryhill. The Complaint against Libertas.org was based on a pending US trademark filed in early 2021, with an intent […]

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Securus.com: Finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking for aged #domain name

The registrant of Securus.com, a domain registered in 1995, was hit with a UDRP at the WIPO. The Complainant, Securus Technologies LLC, claimed rights to the SECURUS mark that was registered in 2006. There was no response filed by the Respondent in this case, that are based in Hong Kong. Regardless, the sole panelist at […]

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RegalGames.com: UDRP filer receives coal and Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

RegalGames.com is a domain registered in 1996 and 25 years later a company called Regal Games LLC filed a UDRP to usurp it. The Complainant filed this UDRP basing their claims on a common law mark; on the other hand, the Respondent submitted proof that the disputed domain name has been used for its own […]

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Metamask.com: Crypto wallet company is a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker

Metamask, a company formed to assist with crypto wallet transactions via the browser, was found guilty of engaging in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. What happened: The company operates from Metamask.io and they filed a UDRP to usurp the domain Metamask.com. Why did the UDRP fail: The domain Metamask.com was registered in 2005, long before Metamask […]

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Electrosoft.com: Did this 21 year old #domain sell for $99,000 dollars?

The registrant of the domain Electrosoft.com was allegedly harassed with $1,000 dollar offers for this 2000 registration. Eventually, they presented an asking price of $99,000 dollars to the buyer, who called it “exorbitant.” Instead of negotiating the price, they filed a UDRP, losing it; in the process, they were “awarded” a finding of Reverse Domain […]

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TrailBuilt.com rolls out Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The registrant of Trailbuilt.com acquired the domain name in a good faith business transaction and for substantial financial consideration. SD Wheel Corp. filed a UDRP to usurp the domain, based on a mark registration. But according to the UDRP, Complainant filed its application for registration of the TRAILBUILT mark on September 16, 2019, more than […]

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Transcrip.com: Filed UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

UK based TranScrip Partners LLP filed a UDRP to usurp the aged domain Transcrip.com. Registered in 2004, the domain was acquired by the Respondent in 2014. The Respondent’s sole interest in the Domain Name was that it corresponded to the common dictionary word, ‘transcript’, albeit a common misspelling and mispronunciation of the word. The Complainant […]

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Skycell.com UDRP ends with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

SkyCell AG, Switzerland, attempted to usurp the domain Skycell.com via the UDRP process. Instead, they received a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking by the WIPO panelist. Registered in 1995, the domain was acquired by the Respondent via a public auction in 2008 for $6,500 dollars. The Complainant’s Swiss mark for SKYCELL was registered in […]

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