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#Vapor supply .com vs #Vapro : Generic #domain hit with a #UDRP

A company with a fanciful trademark for VAPRO filed a UDRP against the owners of the domain VaporSupply.com. Registered in 2007, the domain is an outlet of vaping devices, a multi-billion dollar industry. So where’s the confusion? Apparently, the Complainant doesn’t own Vapro.com, which is a video services company, but operate from VaproSupply.com instead! According […]

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#Photoshop Caribe : #Adobe tried to be sneaky with 2nd #UDRP for the same #domain

Adobe is a giant in the business of graphics processing software, and Photoshop is its flagship product. Adobe generated $2.74 billion dollars in revenue in the 2nd quarter of 2019 alone! But there is a problem with the world famous trademark for PHOTOSHOP. Photoshop del Caribe is an established company in the Dominican Republic, offering […]

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Mike Mann lost #UDRP over generic #domain #LakesGas .com at the #WIPO

Mike Mann‘s asking price of $94,888 dollars for the domain LakesGas.com was referred to as “exorbitantly high” by the sole panelist at the WIPO who handled the UDRP. The case was filed by Lakes Gas Co., a gas propane company serving 70,000 customers in the US. The Minnesota company doesn’t own a registered trademark for […]

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#Dell .ORG : Dude, you need a #UDRP after 21 years

After 21 years, the domain Dell.org was challenged via the UDRP process. The domain was registered in 1998. DELL, the computer company filed the UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum and the Respondent failed to respond. The web site at Dell.org claims it’s about a small valley among trees and has set up a WordPress […]

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#Warner Brothers hit with #UDRP over a bunch of “Warner” #domains

Life can be hard when your last name, Warner, matches that of a multi-billion dollar corporation. Even worse, when you go in business with your brother, calling yourself the Warner Brothers. Warner Media LLC filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum, in order to take over the following domain names: warnermediaincorporated.com warnermediacompanies.com warnermedialtd.com warnermediaglobal.com […]

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#LabConnect .com : After 14 years, previous owner claimed #domain via the #UDRP process

The original registrant of the domain LabConnect.com, stepped in after 14 years to reclaim it. Sometime in early 2005, Name Administration picked the domain on the drop. Frank Schilling’s company, Uniregistry, sold that domain asset in 2017, for the amount of $12,500 dollars, as recorded on NameBio. The domain was mentioned in the Uniregistry sales […]

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#Aman Concierge .com #UDRP : Respondent blamed #GoDaddy for parked content

The owner of the domain AmanConcierge.com blamed the Registrar, GoDaddy, for the parked page content, after they received a UDRP. Aman Group SARL, a Swiss mega-corporation specializing in luxury hotels with 34 properties in 21 countries, filed the UDRP. They operate from Aman.com. The Respondent is in Montenegro, and claimed that they formed a valid […]

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#Talage .com : Insurance company fails to wrestle away 13 year old #domain

Talage Insurance, Inc. attempted to take the domain nameĀ Talage.com from its registrant, who registered it in 2006, via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The domain’s registration date predates the company’s trademark registration by a full decade. Talage has been the Respondent’s nickname since the 1990s. A three member panel found no reason to deliver […]

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New Ventures Services : #Domain warehousing and the risk of getting served with a #UDRP

When you warehouse domains straight from your Registrar subsidiary, there is an inherent risk: being served with a UDRP. Domains that expire at Network Solutions go to its domain warehousing sister company, New Ventures Services corporation. Both NetSol and New Ventures are entities under the Web.com umbrella, with one being the domain Registrar and the […]

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#OGIO .com.au : Ballsy Aussie keeps #domain after #UDRP fails on technicalities

A ballsy Australian domainer gets to keep the domain Ogio.com.au, after a UDRP was triggered by a series of increasingly challenging events. Confident of its strong international brand and Australian trademarks, Ogio International Inc, filed a UDRP in order to reclaim the domain. The Complainant operates from Ogio.com. But lets rewind the clock back to […]

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#WIPO : Twenty years and 45,000 #UDRP filings later!

This year, the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) turns 20. Following adoption by ICANN, the UDRP was launched on December 1st, 1999, and the first case determined under it by WIPO was World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc v. Michael Bosman, involving the domain name worldwrestlingfederation.com. There are almost 45,000 WIPO cases filed after […]

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Gas, fart and monkeys : #UDRP against FartMonkeyGarage .com by #Discovery channel associates

A production company that’s the focus of the Discovery Channel series Fast N’ Loud, claimed rights to the GAS MONKEY GARAGE mark, and filed a UDRP. The domain under flatulent fire: FartMonkeyGarage.com. Its owners created it to display humorous content and to sell t-shirts. From the case’s particulars it’s evident that the Respondent was aware […]

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