#Mijndomein .com : UDRP decision denies transfer of Dutch #domain as generic

A Dutch company operating from mijndomein.nl tried to wrestle away the matching dot .com, mijndomein.com. The latter was registered in 2003 and according to their web site, operates a business worldwide. They risked losing their domain via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Despite the Complainant’s existing Benelux trademark (2016) for MIJNDOMEIN.NL, the panel found […]

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#Hindware : Indian company grabs #domain registered in 2000

The domain Hindware.com was registered in 2000, and 18 years later it was challenged and lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Being self-represented, the Respondent claimed they registered the domain as a combination of hind (the body part behind the back) and ware (referring to goods and materials). There’s an interesting twist, however. […]

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“Agree or disagree” price quote leads to #UDRP for .XYZ #domain

If you’re a domain registrant try not to be too cheeky with your attitude to offers. The Japanese registrant of NBAZ.xyz had the following communication with the other party, National Bank of Arizona of Salt Lake City, Utah: “I decide my mind. I have plan Domain nbaz.xyz. I can sell 10,000 USD. Agree or disagree? […]

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Goodr : #Brandroot domain asset lost via the #UDRP process after #GoDaddy auction

Goodr.com, a domain registered in 2009, has been lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant, Goodr LLC of Playa Del Rey, California, received the registration of its GOODR trademark in 2016. The company operates from the domain playgoodr.com. Brandroot, a Hawaii based marketplace for brandable domains, acquired the domain in a GoDaddy […]

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#Wansa .com #UDRP : Fifteen year old #domain lost without legal assistance

The domain Wansa.com was registered in 2003, and the term “Wansa” is apparently a common name in Arabic-speaking countries. Its registrant, however, failed to seek legal assistance when a UDRP was filed. They also failed to file a formal response, although the Panel accepted their informal response regardless. The Complainant, Yusuf A. Alghanim & Sons […]

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#Centerfolds .com : A 23 year old #domain lost in a #Playboy UDRP at the #WIPO

Centerfolds.com, a domain registered in 1995, was forced to change ownership via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Playboy Enterprises International, Inc. of Beverly Hills, California. According to the Complaint, the term “centerfold” was coined in 1956 when the double page “pin-up” feature in the magazine was expanded to a triple page fold-out or “centerfold”. […]

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#Indian domainer wins #UDRP filed against the domain #Digel .com

An Indian domain investor has successfully defended his domain, Digel.com, against the German Complainant. Digel Aktiengesellschaft of Nagold, Germany, filed the UDRP at the WIPO, after turning down the registrant’s asking price of $29,000 dollars. Their offer was $12,000 dollars. According to the UDRP, the Complainant says that it was founded in 1939 and that […]

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#PapaJohns Pizza wins #UDRP from .EU domain squatter

PapaJohn’s Pizza is a franchised brand that gained notoriety in recent times; its founder, John Schnatter, resigned from company officer after a racial slur was made public. The founder is now embattled with the board of directors, in an attempt to restore his role within the company. Currently, PapaJohn’s has removed Schnatter from its advertising […]

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#Harrier .com : A 1992 #domain set to break #UDRP records in #Tata Motors filing

The domain name Harrier.com was registered in 1992, the pre-dawn of the commercial Internet. It’s a generic dictionary word, and its current registrant listed it for sale on the Uniregistry Market. Tata Motors of India, has filed a UDRP against the 26 year old domain, attempting to wrestle it away! Yes, it’s incredible. The reason: […]

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#Electrum .com #UDRP sends a 1996 #domain to the lap of a #blockchain company

Electrum is a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, with trace amounts of copper and other metals. It was used by the Greeks and Byzantines who called it “white gold” to produce coins, and is often known as green gold. Therefore, by definition, the keyword is generic; this is why the domain Electrum.com was […]

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RoofPro .com #UDRP decision : It’s Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The aged, generic domain RoofPro.com was sent to the WIPO via the UDRP process; the Complainant is RoofPro, LLC of Severn, Maryland. The Respondent and registrant of the 2001 domain was represented by ESQwire.com. Note: ESQwire is a sponsor of DomainGang.com. This article was written using publicly available sources and it’s not an advertisement. According […]

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Xedoc Holding wins #UDRP for #Chatroulette .ORG #domain

Xedoc Holding SA of Luxembourg won the UDRP for the domain Chatroulette.org. Registered in 2009, and only fives days after the .COM variant went viral on the Internet, the domain was challenged by Andrey Ternovskiy dba Chatroulette of Sliema, Malta, current operators of the .COM. The Complainant is the owner of several trade mark registrations […]

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