Public Storage refiles UDRP, panel declines to hear it

Company upset that decision was different from similar case it filed. Generally speaking, the only reason a UDRP panel will re-hear a case is if the complainant brings forth new evidence that could not have been discovered prior to the initial case. But that...

Do automated appraisals work?

Sometimes, but there are notable limits. It’s one of the great debates in the domain name industry: do automated domain name appraisals work? Are any domain appraisals (even from humans ) accurate? ...

An outrageous UDRP case

Cases shouldn’t be heard if they’re this bad. So this guy William (Bill) Robert Johnson forms a company called Aahara Enterprises Pty. ...

Apple gets control over porn domain names

Owner of domain names agrees to give domain names to Apple after company filed complaint. Apple is now the proud owner of iphonesex4s.com and six other (mostly) explicit domain names...

Wikipedia Takes Down Web Hosting Site

Wikimedia wins dispute over web hosting comparison site. Wikipedia owner Wikimedia Foundation Inc. has won a case against the owner of WebhostingWikipedia.com, which will be transferred to Wikimedia as a result. From reading the case decision , it’s fairly clear the owner of the...

What Not To Do with a “Sucks” Domain Name

Here’s a “sucks” UDRP the complainant will easily win. Living Spaces Furniture, LLC recently filed a UDRP against the owner of LivingSpacesSucks.com. Thinking this was perhaps a site created by a disgruntled customer, I typed in the URL and found this: This will be...

Buying “Off Market” Real Estate Like Buying Domain Names

Prospecting for off-market real estate is similar to prospecting for domain names. I’ve been looking to buy our build a new house and have noticed striking similarities to the process of buying domain names. The areas of town I’m interested in buying a lot...

Arbitration for Twitter Typo Twiter.com Terminated, Then Refiled

Massive Twitter.com typo case terminated, then refiled. An arbitration case at World Intellectual Property forum over the domain name Twiter.com has been terminated, only for the company to file a second case. Cases are typically terminated when the domain owner agrees to hand the...

UDRP Awards Octopus.com to Online Travel Company

Travel company gets a nice domain name upgrade through UDRP in a strange case. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has determined that the domain name Octopus.com should be transferred to Octopustravel Group Limited. The company’s current web site is OctopusTravel.com. Before you scream...

The Real Story Behind the $700,000 RunningShoes.com Sale

The ups, downs, and persistence of acquiring RunningShoes.com. Some domain name purchases are easy. Others are a series of ups and downs and lengthy negotiations. The latter describes Chesterfield, Mo-based Cat5 Commerce’s purchase of RunningShoes.com for $700,000. The company went head to head with...