#Olsen .com : Twenty-two year old #domain made it through the #UDRP process!

Olsen.com is a domain registered in 1996, and a very common surname. Despite its age of 22 years, Olsen.com was hit with a UDRP, from Olsen Holding GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. According to the UDRP, the Complainant owns the trade mark OLSEN registered as an international trade mark since at least 1995 for clothing. Despite […]

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IMAO .com : Selling a #domain for profit isn’t unfair use, per #UDRP decision

The registrant of the aged domain IMAO.com won it at a SnapNames auction in 2006, for the hefty sum of $2,150 dollars. Apparently, IMAO is a registered trademark since 1992, of the Japanese company IMAO Corporation of Gifu, Japan. The registrant of the domain is Korean. The Japanese company filed a UDRP, stating that in […]

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#Capitec .com : #Domain sold via New Ventures lost in #UDRP

Capitec.com, a domain registered in 1999, ended up in the hands of New Ventures Services, a subsidiary of Web.com. In 2001, a company trademarked the CAPITEC mark, and a year ago, the domain Capitec.com moved to a private investor in Panama. The new owner wanted $49,999 dollars via Afternic, and that’s when Capitec Bank Limited  […]

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#LIDL typo #domain got hit with a #UDRP; what happened next?

When you own a domain such as Lild.com, better be careful what you do with it. Registered in 2002, the domain was monetized with a zero click lander, to take advantage of obvious typo-traffic. Where was the traffic coming from? German mega-store, Lidl, naturally. The brand has existed for decades, operating more than 10,000 stores all […]

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

AEX.com is a domain registered 20 years ago, and in 2017 it was acquired by a Chinese domain buyer. As it happened to many other valuable three letter .com domains, it was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant, Euronext N.V. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, claimed a prior right to AEX, since […]

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#Indonesian scam : #Natixis mark squatter gave ridiculous reason for NatixisCoin .com registration

The Indonesian registrant of the domain NatixisCoin.com squatted on a famous bank’s name, then produced a fake identity card to validate his registration. Natixis is a French corporation that operates as an international corporate, investment banking and financial services company. Recently, they challenged the domain NatixisCoins.com and won that UDRP. In the UDRP case of […]

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Bullshit #blockchain project on #Baidu .bot #domain called out by #WIPO panelist

If you register the domain of a famous brand, such as Baidu, better check your bullshit factor at the door. The domain Baidu.bot, a direct reference to the Chinese search engine’s online “robot,” is being turned into some type of pseudo-cryptocurrency project. These days, crypto projects are a dime a dozen, and anyone can pop […]

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#PapaJohns : Eighteen year old #domain typo lost in #UDRP

PapaJohn’s pizza has seen better days, but even in 2000 it was extremely popular in the US. That’s when the typo domain, PapJohns.com, was registered, and for the next 18 years it kept on serving  – millions of ads, that is. We can only imagine the revenue it generated, particularly in zero click redirects, but […]

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#Leupay : Trademark owner guilty of #RDNH in #domain dispute over Leopay.com

The dispute over the domain Leopay.com ended up with a loss for the Complainant, iCard AD of Sofia, Bulgaria. The Chinese registrant of the domain was challenged due to its proximity to the Complainant’s mark, LEUPAY. The Complainant made an unsolicited, anonymous offer to acquire Leopay.com from the Respondent, for 1,000 EUR. The Respondent’s cheeky […]

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#Osteohondrosy : #Russian medical term #domain ends up in #UDRP after expiration

Domaining is alive and well in Russia, where the medical term domain, Osteohondrosy.net was registered at. Apparently, its medical services provider registrant failed to renew it; the new registrant used someone else’s information in the WHOIS. The term OSTEOHONDROSY is a common law mark used by the Complainant in this UDRP, and in particular for […]

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#Virgan UDRP : #Trademark can also be a slang word, says the #WIPO

The domain name Virgan.com was registered in 2005, making it a 13 year old domain asset. Laboratoires Thea of Clermont-Ferrand, France, filed a UDRP at the WIPO in order to take over the domain. The Complainant possesses several international trademarks for VIRGAN in Europe, but the one at the USPTO expired in 2014 as they […]

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#Tekfen .com : Undefended, 16 year old #domain is lost in #UDRP

The UDRP against the aged domain, Tekfen.com, ended with a loss for the Respondent. Registered in 2002 by a Dutch individual, the domain was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant, Tekfen Insaat Ve Tesisat Anonim Sirketi of Istanbul, Turkey, asserted that they established their brand in the 1960s. The company is […]

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