LOLO.com UDRP: Respondent laughs last; RDNH finding for Complainant

The Respondent in the UDPR filed against the domain LOLO.com had the last laugh. Registered in 1995, the domain appears to be listed for sale for more than $2,000,000 dollars. The Complainant is Lolo LLC, that asserted rights in the trademarks LOLO and LOLO GIFTS. The Respondent acquired the domain in 2019 as an investor […]

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OlefyTech.com: Failed UDRP is a reminder about outsourcing domain registrations

When you form a company, you—the company’s principal—better register the domain names and brands associated with it. A Finnish company outsourced the domains OlefyTech.com, Olefy.tech, and other social media registrations to an outside party that was commissioned to come onboard the company’s spinoff brand; once the relationship turned sour, they demanded the domains back, filing […]

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LMG.net.au UDRP denied; it’s the Respondent’s initials, dummy!

Some Australian companies late to the domain game are using the UDRP process as the “Plan B” approach. In the case of the domain name LMG.net.au, the UDRP was filed by Liquor Marketing Group Ltd, claiming rights to the LMG mark in Australia. It seems that they could have known the acronym matched Leo Mark […]

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Homebuilder.com.au: UDRP ends with Complainant’s loss & Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

If you are a home builder in Australia, the ultimate domain name would be Homebuilder.com.au. The domain name was launched in mid December Down Under, all while it was hit with a UDRP just three days later. The Complainant, Homebuilder.com.au IP Pty Ltd, send out its lawyers to get the domain from another home builder. […]

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Do you like the domain ColombianCoffee.com?

We all love coffee and Colombian coffee is one of the best in the world. Apparently, Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia) believed that by having a trademark in Colombia for CAFÉ DE COLOMBIA they could also usurp the domain name ColombianCoffee.com from its registrant. Filing a UDRP […]

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Why CitiusTech Healthcare Technology failed to get Citius-Tech.com via the UDRP process

CitiusTech Healthcare Technology is an Indian company using the CITIUSTECH brand and trademark. After failing to get the domain CitiesTech.com via the UDRP process, they failed in a UDRP filed against the operators of the domain Citius-Tech.com, which is owned and operated by an Indonesian company. Using a dash that separates the two words, one […]

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GuaranteedRemoval.com: UDRP gets #RDNH finding; Complainant made misleading claims

Erase Technologies LLC filed a UDRP to usurp the aged, generic domain GuaranteedRemoval.com. The Complainant operates a business from the pluralized variant and alleged that it owns a registered trademark for GUARANTEED REMOVALS. Not so fast, said the Respondent: Respondent replies that Complainant has no standing to bring this Complaint because Complainant does not have […]

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Metco.com UDRP targeted domain with a $900,000 dollar price tag

The domain name Metco.com was registered in 1995 and 27 years later a company filed a UDRP in an attempt to usurp it. In their inofficial response, the Respondent stated that they were exposed to unnecessary stress from the Complainant’s allegations, after quoting an asking price of $900,000 dollars for the aged domain; the listing […]

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Matajer.org: Despite two RDNH decisions this UDRP succeeded; here’s why

The UDRP filed against the domain Matajer.net resulted in a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Undaunted by the result, Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC of UAE, filed a pair of UDRPs, one against Matajer.com and one against Matajer.org. Both were decided separately but almost at the same time. The .com case delivered another slap […]

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Frameo.com: From $362 to $77,000 to zero thanks to UDRP

The domain name Frameo.com was registered in 2018 after a drop; at the time, the auction closed at $362 dollars as recorded by NameBio. Its Korean registrant likes to use the moniker “lawyer247” while bidding on DropCatch and owns thousands of domains. Is he a lawyer? Doubtful, as he doesn’t seem to respond to UDRP […]

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Matajer.com: Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding after losing .net case

Just a month after losing the UDRP against Matajer.net with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC filed a UDRP against the .com variant, Matajer.com. As the first UDRP case established a negative foundation for the Complainant, why would they target the .com this time? Perhaps due to a victory […]

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SalomonBrothers.com: Citi Corp hit with #UDRP over brand it acquired in 1998!

Salomon Brothers was an American multinational investment bank headquartered in New York. It was one of the five largest investment banking enterprises in the US and the most profitable firm on Wall Street during the 1980s and 1990s. Its CEO and chairman at that time, John Gutfreund, was nicknamed “the King of Wall Street.” Salomon […]

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