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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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PPV.com has applied for #trademark registration at the USPTO

The company iN DEMAND LLC, operators of the domain PPV.com, have applied for the registration of the mark PPV.COM with the USPTO. A common acronym for “Pay Per View,” PPV.com was registered in May 1995, as one of the early domains when registrations were free. There is no indication that the domain has changed hands […]

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GeicoSquad.com: Domain UDRP involves world’s oldest Respondent

The UDRP filed against the domain GeicoSquad.com involves an Indian Respondent, potentially the oldest person to get notified by the WIPO that their domain is being arbitrated on. Government Employees Insurance Company (“GEICO”), filed the UDRP to protect its GEICO brand that is world famous. The UDRP particulars mention that the domain was being forwarded […]

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Tips.com: No Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

There was no Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding in the UDRP filed against the aged, generic domain Tips.com. Registered in 1991 (30 years ago!) the domain Tips.com changed hands in 2006 for the sum of $100,000 dollars. It’s currently pointed to a portfolio lander with dozens of other premium domain names. The UDRP was filed […]

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Crypto.com has applied for #trademark registration at the USPTO

Kinetic Progression LLC, operators of the domain Crypto.com, have applied for the registration of the mark CRYPTO.COM with the USPTO. Crypto.com was registered in May 1993, as one of the early domains when registrations were free. The domain was sold in 2018 for an estimated $12 million dollars. The CRYPTO.COM mark is being claimed for […]

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Embrace.com files for #trademark registration with the #USPTO

Embrace.com, the boutique domain company operated by domain investor and entrepreneur, Elliot Silver, has applied for the registration of the matching mark EMBRACE.COM. Elliot’s company, Top Notch Domains LLC, is seeking to trademark the Embrace brand, consisting of EMBRACE.COM in block lettering with the E comprising a pair of interlocking mirror-reversed letters. In that sense, […]

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RSS.com: After first failed attempt, company files new #trademark application

In 2020, the operators of the domain RSS.com filed for the registration of the mark RSS.COM but that application received opposition and was eventually abandoned. Fast forward more than a year later, there’s a new trademark application for RSS.COM with the USPTO, covering a different class of services: Entertainment services, namely, producing and providing podcasts […]

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Blogger dumps #domain thanks to ANTHRO trademarks

A blogger who set up a lifestyle blog on the domain AnthroLiving.com made the mistake to forward another one, Anthropologyliving.com, to it. The domains were registered months after Urban Outfitters Inc., operators of the Anthropologie brand, launched a new brand, ANTHROLIVING, to advertise its “Anthropologie Home” sector. Urban Outfitters Inc. filed a UDRP to usurp […]

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RVS.com: Domain owner filed for #trademark registration at the USPTO

The operators of the domain RVS.com filed for the registration of the matching trademark, RVS.COM, at the USPTO. The company applied for the registration of the RV.COM mark in September 2020. That mark is currently suspended. The “intent to use” application is for the following services: Retail and on-line retail store services featuring recreational vehicles, […]

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MetaCompany claims Facebook lawyers wanted their domain

MetaCompany operates from the domain Meta.Company, using a keyword dot TLD domain “hack” to display its brand. Very crafty. Following the announcement by Facebook that they are launching Meta, an umbrella company that will leverage, among other projects, its various social platforms, the domain’s lander was updated. In a message to the metaverse, Meta Company […]

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ADS.com has applied for #trademark registration at the #USPTO

The operators of ADS.com have applied for the registration of the matching trademark, ADS.COM, with the USPTO. The applicant cites date of first use of the mark in commerce September 15, 2020. Here are the services covered by the ADS.COM mark: Advertising, marketing, and promoting the goods and services of others via internet webpages and […]

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FamousBirthdays.io: No, “famous birthdays” is not a generic phrase

So you thought “famous birthdays” is a generic phrase you can monetize via a domain such as FamousBirthdays.io? Think again. The mark FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS has been registered with the USPTO since 2012 and in the UDRP case of Famous Birthdays LLC vs. Rashed Hasan Akash it led to the Respondent’s loss. The Respondent ripped content […]

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