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MonsterEnergy.Monster #UDRP : “Can you please tell me what the problem is?”

From the hilarious responses to a UDRP department: The registrant of MonsterEnergy.monster appeared clueless, when the UDRP’s particulars were sent his way. The Complainant is Monster Energy Company, and the domain appears to be a clear cut violation of the Complainant’s trademark, both with the keyword part and the TLD. Here’s what the Respondent said: […]

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Church of Christ 1914 : Matching .com #domain avoided digital crucifixion

The registrant of the domain Churchofchrist1914.com was hit with a UDRP, that was filed by a church in the Philippines. The Complainant is Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ), Philippines, that  describes itself as an independent Christian church, founded in 1914, which maintains nearly 7,000 congregations and missions grouped into more than 160 ecclesiastical districts […]

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MountainTop.com #UDRP delivers Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking decision

The registrant of MountainTop.com has reasons to be on top of a tall mountain; the UDRP that was filed against his aged domain failed to materialize its goal. In a case that was handled by IP attorney John Berryhill on behalf of the Respondent, the three member panel at the WIPO denied the domain’s transfer […]

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Orizon.com UDRP : A 23 year old #domain vs a fresh trademark

Orizon.com was registered in 1997, and in 2020 a Saudi oil company attempted to usurp the domain via the UDRP process. The keyword means “horizon” in Greek. The Complainant, Saudi Arabian Oil Co., Saudi Arabia, obtained a trademark in 2020 – but 23 years ago that the domain was registered no such rights existed. Despite […]

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#UDRP madness : Indian Respondent disputes #Microsoft Windows trademark

From the “big balls” department: The Indian registrant of Windows12ISO.com claimed Microsoft’s mark is not valid in the ensuing UDRP. The obvious trademark infringement is emphasized by the content available at the web site. But according to the Respondent, this is what really happened: The disputed domain has been registered by the respondent in good […]

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#SARS .app : Business acronym is unfortunately the same as a disease

When your business acronym matches that of a disease, that’s unfortunate. In the case of the domain SARS.app, the UDRP was brought to the WIPO by the South African Revenue Service. The acronym – SARS – is a registered trademark in South Africa. The mark was registered in 2011, and the domain in 2020. However, […]

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Arvesta.com #UDRP results in Respondent’s loss with dissenting opinion

Registered in 2020, the domain Arvesta.com became the subject of a UDRP brought by a Belgian company that rebranded itself from Aveve in 2018. The word arvesta is derived from the Latin word arvus for plough. It was the generic nature of the terms that led the Respondent in this case to pursue the domain […]

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KylerMurray.com : Football player’s #domain name touches down #UDRP

Kyler Cole Murray is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. The matching.com domain, KylerMurray.com along with KylerMurray.org, were the subject of a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. K1 Promotions LLC filed the UDRP on the following basis: Complainant has common law rights in the KYLER MURRAY mark by virtue […]

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KalyanJewellers.com : #Domain UDRP reveals Bollywood worthy back story

The registrant of the domain KalyanJewellers.com was taken to the UDRP process, after the Indian jeweller (English spelling of jeweler) Kalyan Jewellers contested their rights. The UDRP quickly evolved into a case with a back story worthy of Bollywood. In a nutshell, the domain was allegedly registered in 2004 on behalf of a woman whose […]

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HostMy.Cloud : #UDRP route failed to materialize for .CO.UK registrant

The registrant of HostMyCloud.co.uk went after the absolute matching domain, HostMy.Cloud via the UDRP process. In doing so, the Complainant asserted that they have established rights to the HOST MY CLOUD mark since 2014. Meanwhile, the domain HostMy.Cloud was registered in 2016. The sole panelist at the WIPO found no evidence of the Complainant’s fame […]

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Chinese phisher lost Google Authenticator impostor #domain in #UDRP

Phishing is rampant, and when the targeted brand and service is Google Authenticator there’s a lot at stake. The registrant of Google-Authenticator.com actually set up a web site thus engaging in brand infringement. Google Inc. filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. According to the UDRP: The resolving web site displays Complainant’s mark and […]

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Tubortax.com : Fifteen years of PPC monetization ends here

It’s the end of the line for the domain Tubortax.com – after 15 years of presumably massive earnings, it’s time to pay the final tax. The typosquatting domain was challenged in a UDRP filed by Intuit Inc., makers of the popular tax filing software, TurboTax. The infringing domain was parked with a zero click PPC […]

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