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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French company lost Veripro.com UDRP with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

A French company attempted to usurp the domain Veripro.com via the UDRP process at the WIPO; not only did it fail, it also was given the digital stain of engaging in “Reverse Domain Name Hijacking.” ITF, France, lost the case as the Respondent proved they acquired the domain Veripro.com in 2007, three years before the […]

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RedGrass.com: Complainant slapped with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

The domain RedGrass.com was registered in 1999 and 23 years later a UDRP was filed against it by Redgrass SA, Switzerland. The Complainant failed to come to an agreement to acquire the domain and then filed a UDRP; this constitutes an act of engaging in a “Plan B” approach. The domain’s registrant and Respondent in […]

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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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Titmouse.com renders Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision in UDRP

The UDRP filed against the aged domain name Titmouse.com isn’t about a tit or a mouse. Registered in 1998, the domain represents a generic keyword, as a type of bird called Titmouse. The sole panelist at the WIPO accepted the Respondent’s statement that when he registered the domain 24 years ago the Complainant’s trademark was […]

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FlyGo.com: UDRP failed with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The UDRP against the aged domain FlyGo.com failed, after its registrant successfully pointed out that they registered the domain in 1999 and used it as an Expedia affiliate web site since. Meanwhile, the Complainant, Fly Go Voyager SRL, Romania, began using the FLYGO mark many years later. The sole panelist at the WIPO denied the […]

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HandyGuy.com wins UDRP with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

If you’re a handy guy, you get the domain HandyGuy.com. In this case, domain investor and entrepreneur, Merlin Kauffman, acquired the domain HandyGuy.com in 2013, for the sum of $500. That’s a demonstration of a “handy guy” domain investor. Handy Guy Inc. filed a UDRP, claiming ownership of the trademarks The Handy Guy and Handy […]

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

The registrant of the domain name Enodo.com was approached by a company to acquire it; Enodo.com was registered in 2000. Their negative response led Enodo, France to a “Plan B” decision, as they filed a UDRP to usurp the aged domain. Both the Complainant and their ENODO mark did not exist until 2021, a full […]

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Zydus.com UDRP: Complainant found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

The UDRP filed against the domain name Zydus.com failed; this 2004 domain registration was challenged by an Indian pharma company, Zydus Lifesciences Ltd., that adopted this name in 2022. Claims of owning US trademarks for Zydus as early as in 1952 were deemed to be inaccurate by the three member panel at the WIPO. Not only […]

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JTT.com: A UDRP 26 years after the #domain’s registration?

The three letter .com domain JTT.com was registered in 1996 and its original and current owner briefly lost control of it in 2012 due to malicious activity. In 2022, a company that uses JTT as part of their mark, filed a trademark application for the mark’s registration with the USPTO. They also filed a UDRP […]

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Reza.com UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The UDRP against the domain Reza.com ended with the Complainant’s loss; the three member panel at the WIPO also found them guilty of engaging in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Respondent replied to the Complainant’s allegations, stating that “Reza” is a popular name and surname in Saudi Arabia and that his surname, Alireza, is a […]

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IssaquahFC.com engaged two soccer teams; one wins with a RDNH finding

Two soccer teams in Issaquah, Washington, engaged in a bitter fight over the domain name IssaquahFC.com. One of them filed a UDRP to get the domain from the other, but their formation and claim to the ISSAQUAH FC mark took place 10 months after the domain’s registration. The UDRP was decided by a sole panelist […]

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