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Zelle “support number” #domains lost via the UDRP process

Customers of large financial networks such as Zelle often have the need to contact support via the phone. It’s not a secret that these phone numbers are hidden from direct use and chat or email is offered initially. But to register domain names with “phone number” tagged onto a registered trademark and brand such as […]

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IBM1911.com #UDRP : There’s no tribute to IBM on this infringing #domain name

Registering a domain incorporating the world famous IBM trademark plus a date, seems to be a reference to a milestone event in the company’s history. Indeed, the company began in 1911, founded in Endicott, New York, as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed “International Business Machines” in 1924. But the domain name IBM1911.com isn’t […]

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Nike.dev : #Domain UDRP delivers no victory to famous shoe manufacturer

Nike is a famous trademark, but it’s also the name of the Greek winged goddess Nike (Nee-kee) – the personification of victory. In fact, the famous shoe manufacturer Nike Innovate C.V. based its name on the aspiration that its brand delivers victorious results to its athlete consumers. The UDRP filed against the domain Nike.dev was […]

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BPost.com : “Be Part Of Some Thing” as claimed by Respondent in #UDRP

The registrant of BPost.com asserted that the BPOST acronym stands for “be part of some thing” in their UDRP response. The case against the domain was filed by bpost NV and bpost bank NV, Belgium that claimed rights to the BPOST mark going back to 2010. They registered Bpost.be in 2010 as well. The Respondent […]

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Function4.com #UDRP ends with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Function 4 LLC filed a UDRP against the aged domain, Function4.com. Registered in 2001, the domain is 20 years old whereas the Complainant in this case registered the mark FUNCTION4 in 2016. The company was formed in 2014. In the UDRP’s particulars, the sole panelist took note of the Complainant’s allegations: Complainant has made a […]

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Metron.EU #domain : UDRP failed while debating the language to be used!

In a rare case of a failed UDRP (ADR) filing, Metron France argued over the language in which the case should be filed in. The domain in question, Metron.EU, is a European Union domain name and the Respondent is Czech. The Complainant wanted to change the language of the proceeding to English from Czech, the […]

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#Domains in commercials: #UDRP loss for “Jake from State Farm”

“It’s Jake…from State Farm.” A 2011 commercial from State Farm involving a suspicious 3am phone call by Jake, carried on its meme qualities for several years. The underlying qualities of the State Farm commercial were strong and someone registered the domain ItsJakeFromStateFarm.com in 2016 but they let it drop. A year ago, a guy named […]

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OTP Bank failed to get OTPGroup.com via the #UDRP process

OTP Bank of Hungary alleges that the “OTP” part is exclusively theirs; the ensuing UDRP they filed against OTPGroup.com failed. Founded in Hungary in 1949, the Complainant is a commercial bank, operating primarily in Central and Eastern Europe. For use in connection with the Complainant’s banking services, the Complainant is the owner of a portfolio […]

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Celestino.com : Greco-Italian spat over #domain ends via the #UDRP process

Celestino is a Greek fashion outlet founded in 1974 and operating with a registered trademark since 2001. They operate from the domain Celestino.gr. Moving up from dot .GR meant that they had to acquire the matching .com domain, Celestino.com, currently in the hands of an Italian registrant. After all, Celestino is a boy’s name of […]

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Finwise.com : DropCatch sale ends up in #UDRP loss for Respondent

The buyer of the domain Finwise.com won the domain in a DropCatch auction, paying $4,190 dollars for it. Source: NameBio. Finwise BV, Belgium, filed a UDRP to get the domain, based on a series of trademarks they hold for FINWISE. According to the UDRP, on the day before it filed the Complaint, the Managing Director […]

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ChanceryTrack.com : #Domain dispute a byproduct of pending divorce

Chancery Track LLC contested the ownership of the matching domain chancerytrack.com via the UDRP process. In its filing, the Complainant shed light on the personal dispute of its officers due to a pending divorce: Complainant contends that it has operated its business for years providing foreclosure case review to law firms, attorneys and title companies […]

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RigMinder.com #UDRP : Former employee holds the #GoDaddy keys

When you trust employees with your company assets, such as domain names, ensure these are role accounts and not personal accounts. RigMinder Operating LLC filed a UDRP to recover its domain name, RigMinder.com, that was registered in 2007. At some point, the manager of the domain’s web site with Amazon AWS left the company, but […]

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