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

VDG.com, an aged three letter .com domain, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The domain was registered in 1995, and in 2018 Van der Graaf Inc. of Brampton, Canada registered a trademark for VDG. The three member panel at the WIPO found that it was impossible for the Respondent to have known […]

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#WHOIS and the #Law : Drastic changes to #domain information thanks to #GDPR

GDPR, a European data privacy law, takes effect on May 25th. Until then, little is known about how WHOIS, the core information of domain name ownership, will be affected. Domain registrars, such as GoDaddy, are beginning to provide a snippet of the WHOIS information they used to display when a domain was being queried. GoDaddy […]

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Hug.com, .net and .org : UDRP has been denied with RDNH finding

A UDRP against the domains Hug.com, Hug.net and Hug.org has been denied. The Complainant,  Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève of Geneva, Switzerland, claimed trademark rights to the HUG acronym. Wiley Rein LLP represented the Respondent, Aydin Karadeniz of Santa Monica, California. According to the Respondent, he acquired all 3 domains for a project, paying almost half […]

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Domain crime : Anticyber- squatting Consumer Protection Act used to recover 256.com

For the second year in a row, the number of domain theft incidents continued to present a serious challenge to domain owners. Since early 2014, the requirement by ICANN for registrars to present registrants with contact verification methods, generated a huge increase in mass email phishing. Domain theft, the unlawful change in ownership of domain […]

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Wiley Rein : Law firm secures large stash of 14 formerly stolen domains for client

Attorney David E. Weslow, partner with the Wiley Rein IP law firm announced that a large stash of domains that were stolen and moved to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename, has been reclaimed. The lawsuit was filed late last year and involved 14 valuable domain names, most of them LLL .coms. The client and lawful […]

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Still stolen: Domain Name Theft lawsuit pending for 14 LLL .com domains

A stash of 14 stolen domain names – all of them premium LLL .coms – is being challenged in a federal lawsuit filed in October 2014. Wiley Rein, a law firm specializing in IP matters, filed the lawsuit against several John Does in China; the stolen domains were unlawfully moved to the Chinese domain registrar, […]

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Acme Billing Company files federal lawsuit for 14 stolen domains

A federal lawsuit has been filed by Wiley Rein, a law firm specializing in intellectual property matters, on behalf of Acme Billing Company of Florida. The lawsuit is brought against several Defendants, for a total of 14 domain names that have been stolen, and are being monetized by individuals in China; the lawsuit is seeking […]

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