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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Shocker: Melinda Gates has failed to grab MelindaGates.com via the UDRP process

Despite winning the UDRP for MelindaGates.org, philanthropist Melinda French Gates has failed to grab the matching .com domain via the UDRP process. This “shocker” of a decision is based on one simple element: the registration date of MelindaGates.com. Registered in 1999, the domain predates the .org by 12 years and according to the three member […]

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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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Why MGG Investment Group LP lost UDRP against mgcinv.com

MGG Investment Group LP filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain name mgcinv.com. The Complainant operates from the domain mgginv.com. The rationale, per the UDRP filing at Forum (NAF): Respondent’s mgcinv.com domain name is virtually identical and confusingly similar to Complainant’s mark because it incorporates the MGG mark in its entirety, replaces the letter […]

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Sukh Sagar: Indian family business casts father against son in domain UDRP

It’s father against son in a UDRP filed over the domain name SukhSagar.com. The domain’s registrant and Respondent is the son of one of the partners that filed the UDRP. Sukh Sagar, India, is a partnership firm represented by its Partner Mr. Siddarth Poojari and claimed rights to the SUKH SAGAR in India, going as […]

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LinkStake.com: Domain lost via the UDRP process to Chain.link

Chainlink, a provider of smart contracts for the blockchain, operates from the domain name Chain.link. They have registered the marks CHAINLINK and LINK with the USPTO. The company filed a UDRP against the domain LinkStake.com that according to the Complaint, competes and disrupts their services. The web site at LinkStake.com doesn’t make it clear about […]

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Dasty.com UDRP: Respondent accused of engaging in #Cyberflight

The domain name Dasty.com was involved in a case of “cyberflight” following the filing of a UDRP. Cyberflight occurs when a domain is transferred to another registrant intentionally, in an attempt to evade the UDRP process. The UDPR was filed by Dasty Italy S.p.A. that claimed the Korean respondent sought $33,000 dollars for the domain […]

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Papa Gyros vs. Pappa Gyros: Two Greek-American restaurants fight via the UDRP process

It’s the ancient battle of Papa Gyros (yee-ros) vs. Pappa Gyros; an Ohio restaurant serving Greek style food against a Texan restaurant competing in the same diluted field of alleged Greek food. The feud over the domain PappaGyros.com took place via the UDRP process at the WIPO, as the Complainant operates since 2006 via their […]

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JurgenNeeme.com UDRP: Domainer dispute ends in win for Respondent

In 2020, domain investor Aaron Oxborrow struck a deal with Jürgen Neeme; the $10,000 dollar deal involved the purchase of 20 domains by Aaron. The seller reneged on the deal and kept some of the domains after receiving payment, costing Aaron an estimated loss of “at least $3,000 dollars.” Aaron proceeded to register the domain […]

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Snugg.com: UDRP loss against #domain registered in 1999

The domain name Snugg.com was registered in 1999, eons ago in internet time. In 2022, British company Arniston Ltd registered the mark SNUGG with the British trademark office and attempted to usurp the domain. Citing a failure to respond to its brokered offer of $5,000 dollars, the Complainant filed a UDRP. It miserably lost, however, […]

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Elliott Investment .com domain taken away via the UDRP process

Domain investing can be an intense business, as research of terms often leads to the willful or accidental registration of infringing domains. Staying away from these brand violations is a learned process, as many domain investors have come to find out. A UDRP case involving the domain Elliott-Investment.com resulted in a response by the Respondent, […]

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Nuramax.com: UDRP decision based on LinkedIn connection of the two parties

Nuramax.com is a domain registered in 2022 and it appears to stand on its own two feet as a brand. That’s not what Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. thought, however, and they filed a UDRP to get the domain from its registrant. In this case, the Respondent failed to respond and the Complainant reigned supreme in their […]

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