#Olsen .com : Twenty-two year old #domain made it through the #UDRP process!

Olsen.com is a domain registered in 1996, and a very common surname. Despite its age of 22 years, Olsen.com was hit with a UDRP, from Olsen Holding GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. According to the UDRP, the Complainant owns the trade mark OLSEN registered as an international trade mark since at least 1995 for clothing. Despite […]

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#ForestGate .com : #Domain registered in 1999 gets hit with a #UDRP

The domain name Forestgate.com was registered in 1999, and almost 20 years later it was hit with a UDRP; the Complainant is Walker Edison Furniture Company LLC. The basis for this UDRP: a pending trademark application. The Complainant applied for the mark FORESTGATE on April 17, 2018, just over a month ago. The Respondent stated […]

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#Jewpon .com : Trademark holder reached out to #domain owner – what happened next?

The trademark owner of JEWPON reached out to the matching .com domain owner, offering $3,000 dollars for Jewpon.com. The domain was registered in 2010, according to DomainTools, while the trademark was registered in 2017. That’s a seven year difference, and the domain owner was working on a business plan all these years, apparently, intending to […]

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IMAO .com : Selling a #domain for profit isn’t unfair use, per #UDRP decision

The registrant of the aged domain IMAO.com won it at a SnapNames auction in 2006, for the hefty sum of $2,150 dollars. Apparently, IMAO is a registered trademark since 1992, of the Japanese company IMAO Corporation of Gifu, Japan. The registrant of the domain is Korean. The Japanese company filed a UDRP, stating that in […]

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#Capitec .com : #Domain sold via New Ventures lost in #UDRP

Capitec.com, a domain registered in 1999, ended up in the hands of New Ventures Services, a subsidiary of Web.com. In 2001, a company trademarked the CAPITEC mark, and a year ago, the domain Capitec.com moved to a private investor in Panama. The new owner wanted $49,999 dollars via Afternic, and that’s when Capitec Bank Limited  […]

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#Microsoft lost #UDRP for #Minecraft bedroom #domain name

The almighty Microsoft, owners of the Minecraft brand, lost the UDRP it filed against the domain name Minecraftbedroom.com. The domain name resolves to a web site giving advice on how to create a bedroom with a Minecraft theme. The Minecraft game was acquired by Microsoft in 2014, for $2.5 billion dollars. In his defense, the […]

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#LIDL typo #domain got hit with a #UDRP; what happened next?

When you own a domain such as Lild.com, better be careful what you do with it. Registered in 2002, the domain was monetized with a zero click lander, to take advantage of obvious typo-traffic. Where was the traffic coming from? German mega-store, Lidl, naturally. The brand has existed for decades, operating more than 10,000 stores all […]

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#AEX .com : Three letter #domain challenged via the #UDRP process

AEX.com is a domain registered 20 years ago, and in 2017 it was acquired by a Chinese domain buyer. As it happened to many other valuable three letter .com domains, it was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant, Euronext N.V. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, claimed a prior right to AEX, since […]

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#Indonesian scam : #Natixis mark squatter gave ridiculous reason for NatixisCoin .com registration

The Indonesian registrant of the domain NatixisCoin.com squatted on a famous bank’s name, then produced a fake identity card to validate his registration. Natixis is a French corporation that operates as an international corporate, investment banking and financial services company. Recently, they challenged the domain NatixisCoins.com and won that UDRP. In the UDRP case of […]

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#Sexpats .com : #Domain is generic, despite common law #trademark claim by movie producers

Sexpats.com, a domain that dropped and was caught twice by DropCatch, currently hosts content about the word’s definition: Sexpat (noun), an compound of sex and expat or expatriate. A sexpat is one who participates in tourism with the express intention of having sex. There may be a variety of reasons for this, such as: less […]

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Bullshit #blockchain project on #Baidu .bot #domain called out by #WIPO panelist

If you register the domain of a famous brand, such as Baidu, better check your bullshit factor at the door. The domain Baidu.bot, a direct reference to the Chinese search engine’s online “robot,” is being turned into some type of pseudo-cryptocurrency project. These days, crypto projects are a dime a dozen, and anyone can pop […]

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#PapaJohns : Eighteen year old #domain typo lost in #UDRP

PapaJohn’s pizza has seen better days, but even in 2000 it was extremely popular in the US. That’s when the typo domain, PapJohns.com, was registered, and for the next 18 years it kept on serving  – millions of ads, that is. We can only imagine the revenue it generated, particularly in zero click redirects, but […]

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