Faca.com: Aged #domain name scores UDRP victory

Faca.com is a domain name registered in 2001 and its Korean registrant is in the business of buying and selling domains. He wants $100k for Faca.com. A Spanish company filed a UDRP to usurp Faca.com, on the basis of a Spanish trademark. Plásticos FACA, S.A. has been in the business of manufacturing high-end plastic containers […]

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Bottaro wins UDRP for Bottarro.org used for fraudulent invoices

Bottaro is an Italian firm that produces iron wires used internationally. The firm operates from the domain Bottaro.org with is spelled with two “t”s and one “r” letter. Meanwhile, a Chinese cybercriminal registered the domain Bottarro.org and used it to engage in communications with various clients of the Bottaro company. These emails invoiced a number […]

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Man.Energy #UDRP failed as another man claimed the #domain first

When you brand yourself with an extremely common word, such as “man,” it’s quite possible that your mark is not that unique. In the case of the domain Man.Energy, a new gTLD, the registrant successfully blocked a German company’s attempts to claim exclusive rights to the MAN brand. The ensuing UDRP was filed by Man […]

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Cars4Sale.com: A 22-year-old #domain was lost via the #UDRP process!

CarsForSale.com went after Cars4Sale.com, a domain name registered in 2000 by filing a UDRP. The decision might send chills across the spine of domain owners that are in the possession of the “4” variant of domains, as a substitute for “for.” The WIPO decision is based on the way panelists see new ownership in a […]

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GoodLife.com: UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision!

GL Concepts LLC filed a UDRP to usurp the domain name GoodLife.com, citing a GOODLIFE mark it registered in 2015. Meanwhile, the domain name was registered in 1998. Despite a lack of response by the Respondent, the sole panelist at the WIPO noted the time gap between the registration of the two IP assets: The […]

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Vinted.com won UDRP filed against Vinzed.com and here’s why

Vinted.com is an online marketplace for second hand merchandise such as clothing. The company has a large followship and has trademarked its VINTED brand. It filed a UDRP against the domain Vinzed.com and although the two brands seem distinct, the Respondent’s domain is attempting to pass off as Vinted and confuse the consumer: very similar […]

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Bette.com: German company fails to usurp aged domain

Bette GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, filed a UDRP to usurp the aged domain Bette.com. Registered in 1998, Bette.com is parked at Sedo and it’s a female’s name. The Complainant operates from my-bette.com since 2019, and in 2015 offered 1,000 euro in exchange for the domain, all while threatening the domain’s registrant; the Respondent owns […]

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Foldr.com lost via the UDRP process to .io registrant

The registrant of Foldr.com lost it via the UDRP process, following a decision that favored the Complainant, Minnow IT Ltd, United Kingdom. The latter is an operator of the domain Foldr.io, among others. Key factor in this decision is the timing of the acquisition of the domain in 2021, all while the Complainant established rights […]

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Yovita.com: Turkish yogurt maker lost #UDRP to enterprising #domainer

A Turkish yogurt maker using the Yovita brand attempted to usurp the domain Yovita.com; the ensuing UDRP’s claims were contested by the Respondent, who is a domain investor seeking $50,000 dollars for the domain. In the UDRP, the Respondent quoted the fundamentals of brand creation and domain registration: The Respondent has a portfolio of brand […]

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Meta Platforms wins UDRP for several “Horizon” domain names

Meta Platforms, Inc., the parent company of Facebook, was formed after a corporate rebranding occurred last October. Since then, the company filed for several “meta” trademarks and others involving “horizon” – its latest expansion of the Metaverse: Meta’s Horizon Worlds is a social VR application that allows users to explore virtual worlds in an interactive […]

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HDT.com: UDRP filer wanted to pay $11,000 dollars for this LLL .com #domain

Quality three letter .com domains can be hard to find; in the case of HDT.com the quality is stellar. The value of LLL .com domains has been consistently growing during the past decade and the registrant of HDT.com acquired it for $8,500 dollars in 2013. Soon after, the Chinese marketplaces erupted with domain investors buying […]

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Photomaton.com: Mega Domains nails yet another #UDRP

French company Photomaton filed a UDRP to get the domain Photomaton.com; as a prior registrant, the company apparently forgot to renew it and the domain dropped. The ensuing auction was won by Mega Domains founder, Ehren Schaiberger. The domain is for sale, with a $37,000 dollar price tag. Although PHOTOMATON is a registered trademark in […]

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