#TruckPro USA .com : Business gets hit with #UDRP, wins but no #RDNH finding

TruckPro LLC attempted to take the domain TruckProUSA.com from its owners, a trucking business located in Tennessee, via the UDRP process. The domain is being actively used for products and services unrelated to those of the Complainant, and it’s not warehoused or parked for profit. The Respondent pointed out in their response to the UDRP: […]

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#PlugAndPlay .com saved from #UDRP aggressor with a finding of #RDNH

It’s Reverse Domain Name Hijacking time for PLUG & Play, LLC of Sunnyvale, California, after a failed attempt at wrestling away PlugAndPlay.com via the UDRP process. The Respondent established use of the domain as early as in 2002, while the Complainant claimed mark use in 2006, with a registered mark from 2012. In cases such […]

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#UBUX .com Registrant wins UDRP at the #WIPO with legal representation

The registrant of the domain UBUX.com successfully defended their domain at the WIPO. Hit with a UDRP over this 2004 domain registration, the Respondent used the services of a law firm, as is strongly recommended in such cases. Complainant is UBUX Pty Ltd. of Telopea, New South Wales, Australia, that operates from UBUX.com.au. According to […]

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#Karma .com : Aged #domain was just hit with a #UDRP for unknown reasons

The premium, aged domain Karma.com, appears in a recent UDRP filing at the National Arbitration Forum. Registered in 1994, the domain Karma.com has been in the possession of the same owner, Mr. David Malaxos, since at least 2005. This is how far DomainTools goes, at least. It is quite feasible that Mr. Malaxos hand-registered the […]

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#DealMaker .com : Deal breaker over five figure #domain sale led to #UDRP

Two parties bargained on the domain DealMaker.com but apparently the tentative $50,000 dollar deal fell apart. That was a few years back, and the party interested in the domainname, DealMaker, LLC of Watertown, New York, was able to secure the registration of the DEALMAKER trademark. Apparently, not getting the domain led them to file a UDRP […]

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#Cameron versus Cameron : A #domain match heads to mediation

When two companies are named “Cameron” taking the disputed domain to the UDRP process is not the answer. Simply put, the UDRP is not a court of law – it’s a mediation process to handle domain disputes. In the case of the domain CameronMatch.com, the UDRP was denied, as the Respondent, Cameron Search Staffing LLC, […]

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#ClearBank : Bank with trademark failed to grab domain via the #UDRP process

The owner of ClearBank.org, a domain registered in 2013, was sent a UDRP notice they did not respond to. The domain predates the registration of the CLEARBANK trademark by three years. The Complainant, ClearBank Limited of London, United Kingdom claimed that they have rights to the domain due to this mark. Bah humbug, said the […]

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It’s early Christmas for SSC .com owner, that skirted a #UDRP at the #WIPO

Merry Christmas! Grinch of the year award goes to Service Spring Corp. of Maumee, Ohio, that attempted to take SSC.com from its owners via the UDRP process. We are talking about a domain name registered in freaking 1989 – almost thirty years ago! Its Chinese registrant defended the domain, using the services of YesLaw, China. […]

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#FactoryTalk .com : A 1999 #domain registration challenged via the #UDRP process

FactoryTalk.com, a domain registered in 1999, was challenged via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. The Complainant, Rockwell Automation, was represented by CSC Digital Brand Services AB, Sweden. There was an initial attempt to purchase the domain from its Chinese registrant for $3,000 dollars but the asking price was $18,000 dollars. The Complainant […]

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#BCIT : Four letter #domain registered in 2002 lost via the #UDRP process

These days, even old domains get challenged via the UDRP process; BCIT.com, a four letter .com domain registered 16 years ago, changed ownership via the UDRP process. The Complainant, British Columbia Institute of Technology, asserted rights to the BCIT mark going back 40 years. A search a the USPTO database shows they registered the mark […]

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#Briteline : Registrant sustained head injury; 1996 #domain UDRP failed

Mike Forde suffered head injuries, and was in danger of losing the domain Briteline.com – until a panelist found that the UDRP Complainant failed to provide proof of bad faith registration. Briteline.com was registered in 1996 and in 2004 a company registered the mark BRITELINE. Some 14 years later, they filed a UDRP at the […]

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#TATA coin : Chinese #cryptocurrency or opportunistic #domain registration?

The Chinese registrant of TataCoin.com used an interesting defense at the WIPO. TATA Motors, the Indian company that is rolling out the Harrier car, lost a UDRP it filed against TataCoin.com. The Respondent claimed the mark isn’t known in China, where cryptocurrencies are banned. According to their defense, that’s why they offered the domain for […]

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