Dasty.com UDRP: Respondent accused of engaging in #Cyberflight

The domain name Dasty.com was involved in a case of “cyberflight” following the filing of a UDRP. Cyberflight occurs when a domain is transferred to another registrant intentionally, in an attempt to evade the UDRP process. The UDPR was filed by Dasty Italy S.p.A. that claimed the Korean respondent sought $33,000 dollars for the domain […]

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Papa Gyros vs. Pappa Gyros: Two Greek-American restaurants fight via the UDRP process

It’s the ancient battle of Papa Gyros (yee-ros) vs. Pappa Gyros; an Ohio restaurant serving Greek style food against a Texan restaurant competing in the same diluted field of alleged Greek food. The feud over the domain PappaGyros.com took place via the UDRP process at the WIPO, as the Complainant operates since 2006 via their […]

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JurgenNeeme.com UDRP: Domainer dispute ends in win for Respondent

In 2020, domain investor Aaron Oxborrow struck a deal with Jürgen Neeme; the $10,000 dollar deal involved the purchase of 20 domains by Aaron. The seller reneged on the deal and kept some of the domains after receiving payment, costing Aaron an estimated loss of “at least $3,000 dollars.” Aaron proceeded to register the domain […]

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Snugg.com: UDRP loss against #domain registered in 1999

The domain name Snugg.com was registered in 1999, eons ago in internet time. In 2022, British company Arniston Ltd registered the mark SNUGG with the British trademark office and attempted to usurp the domain. Citing a failure to respond to its brokered offer of $5,000 dollars, the Complainant filed a UDRP. It miserably lost, however, […]

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Elliott Investment .com domain taken away via the UDRP process

Domain investing can be an intense business, as research of terms often leads to the willful or accidental registration of infringing domains. Staying away from these brand violations is a learned process, as many domain investors have come to find out. A UDRP case involving the domain Elliott-Investment.com resulted in a response by the Respondent, […]

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France.com UDRP: French government won’t surrender domain

The former registrant of France.com has failed to get back the domain via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The French government (French State) defended French.com successfully, years after taking control of it via a series of actions to defend its national identity and brand. Here is the English translation of the UDRP decision at […]

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RedGrass.com: Complainant slapped with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

The domain RedGrass.com was registered in 1999 and 23 years later a UDRP was filed against it by Redgrass SA, Switzerland. The Complainant failed to come to an agreement to acquire the domain and then filed a UDRP; this constitutes an act of engaging in a “Plan B” approach. The domain’s registrant and Respondent in […]

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CheyneGroup.com: 76 year old UDRP Respondent defends her European roots

A British company, Cheyne Capital Holdings Limited, filed a UDRP to usurp the domain CheyneGroup.com. They registered the trademark in 2000 all while an American registered the domain in 2015. It would have been an easy case for the Complainant, it seems, but it wasn’t. Despite not providing a formal response, the 76 year old […]

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Palex.com: UDRP after 26 years failed to achieve Complainant’s goal

A company claiming rights to the mark PALEX going as far back as in 1989, waited 26 years after the registration of the domain Palex.com to file a UDRP. That didn’t sit well with the sole panelist at the WIPO, who noted: the disputed domain name was registered some 26 years ago when such obligations […]

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Bitmex fires up salvo of UDRP filings

Crypto exchange Bitmex has been actively hunting down domains that abuse its famous mark. With BITMEX being a registered trademark there are several reasons to target such domain names: Some domains are used for phishing purposes, such as to steal crypto. Some domains are used to leverage “extortion” money via a sale. They infringe on […]

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Payoneer added 2 domains to UDRP victory roster

Payoneer Global Inc. is an American financial services company that provides online money transfer, digital payment services and provides customers with working capital. Founded in 2005, Payoneer operates form the domain name Payoneer.com and is very protective of its brand and matching trademark, PAYONEER. Since 2019, Payoneer has filed 16 UDRP cases at the WIPO, […]

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Titmouse.com renders Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision in UDRP

The UDRP filed against the aged domain name Titmouse.com isn’t about a tit or a mouse. Registered in 1998, the domain represents a generic keyword, as a type of bird called Titmouse. The sole panelist at the WIPO accepted the Respondent’s statement that when he registered the domain 24 years ago the Complainant’s trademark was […]

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