Scuba.net.au UDRP drowned with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

An Australian domain name, Scuba.net.au, was the subject of a UDRP filed at the WIPO. The domain is generic and used as a forwarder to Underwater.com.au, a web site with diving resources for Australians. That didn’t stop eScuba Pty Limited from filing a UDRP just because at some point one of its officers owned Scuba.com, […]

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CandyCloud.com #UDRP ends with not so sweet note for Complainant

The domain CandyCloud.com consists of two generic words; this 2006 registration has been listed by its registrant with a $40,000 dollar asking price. Meanwhile,  Candy Cloud IP LLC is a company that acquired the registration of the mark CANDY CLOUD with the USPTO in 2022. How would a UDRP fare, given the fact that the […]

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BuildARocket.com: UDRP sends Complainant to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking space

The domain name BuildARocket.com consists of 3 dictionary words; registered in 2006, the domain was acquired in 2018 by Build a Rocket GmbH, a German company. They have been doing business as “Build a Rocket” under a variety of domains, all while Rocket Boy Games Ltd filed a trademark application for BUILD A ROCKET BOY […]

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Habi.com UDRP denied with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The UDRP against the domain Habi.com, an active business since 2021, was denied. The domain name Habi.com was registered in 1997. In the process, the WIPO panel found the Complainant, Inversiones MCN S.A.S., Colombia, guilty of engaging in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, as the domain’s registration precedes the use of the HABI mark. It was […]

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ProjectPay.com UDRP: Time to pay with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The Complainant in the UDRP filed against the domain ProjectPay.com believed they had a case; it all went downhill from there. ProjectPay Pty Ltd., Australia, tried to get this domain registered in 2001 based on trademarks that were registered 16+ years later. Add to the mix the fact that IP attorney, John Berryhill, represented the […]

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KOF.com UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

Coca-Cola filed a UDRP against the domain name KOF.com and it lost. The soft drink maker uses KOF as its ticker symbol in Mexico and registered the marks KOF and KOF.COM as trademarks, the latter without owning the domain name! The WIPO Panel found that, since – based on the record – the Complainant’s stock […]

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Dagi.com UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding due to “Plan B”

The registrant of the aged LLLL .com domain Dagi.com was hit with a UDRP at the WIPO. Registered in 2000, the domain was acquired by the Respondent in 2012. The UDRP was filed by a Turkish retailer company, Dagi Giyim San. Ve tic.a.ş., that claims rights to a stylized form of DAGi since 2017 in […]

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SambaTV.com beat Samba.TV in UDRP with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The operators of SambaTV.com registered the domain name in 2000. Samba TV, a US-based television technology company operates from the “domain hack” Samba.tv. They filed a UDRP to grab the domain but it didn’t end well. Not only was the dispute rejected, the Forum (NAF) panelist delivered a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, as […]

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Emprendedores.com UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The UDRP filed against the domain name Emprendedores.com ended with a loss for the Complainant, Revista Emprendedores S.L. of Spain. Emprendedores means “entrepreneurs” in Spanish. The Complainant is a Spanish magazine and newspaper publisher also specialized in training in the entrepreneurship start-up and business sectors, operating from the domain Emprendedores.es. The three member panel at […]

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Nobli.com UDRP delivers finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

The Complaint filed against the domain Nobli.com failed; the Complainant was found guilty of committing Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Nobli.com was registered in 2009, all while the Complainant’s claim to the NOBLI mark were not established until 2022. The mark itself is a stylized trademark for NOBLI LIFE MEDIA. The Complainant’s offer of $1,300 dollars […]

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Tobias.com UDRP: Registrant won with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

The registrant of the domain name Tobias.com has won the UDRP that Gibson Brands, Inc., filed to usurp the domain. The Complainant produces the famous Gibson guitars, but their TOBIAS brand is not globally known, per the UDRP: Complainant holds the registered trademark TOBIAS in connection with “stringed musical instruments, namely bass guitars,” registered on […]

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PariBahis vs PariMatch: Two Russians, one UDRP, one RDNH finding

Two Russian corporations specializing in gambling web sites locked horns over the domain PariBahis.com. Citing a number of registrations for the mark PARIMATCH in countries such as Azerbaijan, Curaçao, Cyprus, Poland, Romania, Tajikstan, and Uzbekistan, Rillius Holding Limited filed a UDRP. They operate from the domain PariMatch.com. Note: Pari means “bet” in French. Interestingly, the […]

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