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LiveOne Group loses second UDRP claim in as many months

Company goes after domain name registered before its brand even existed. Let’s hope that LiveOne Group, a streaming media company, merely got some bad legal advice on this one.

By |December 14th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Citigroup sues to get CityCard.com, a domain it won in UDRP

South Korean court blocked transfer of domain after UDRP; Citi files suit in the United States.

By |December 6th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

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 didn’t stop Public Storage from filing a new case against the owner of publicstoragephoenix.com

By |September 7th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

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?

By |August 29th, 2012|Domain Sales, Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Living Social finally goes after LivingSocal.com, but owner has a good defense

LivingSocal.com — a typo of LivingSocial.com or short for Living SoCal? Last year Living Social started to go after a number of typo domain names through UDRP.

By |August 7th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Amercia.com domain, featured on Mashable, up for auction at Flippa

Amercia, land of the free. There’s an amusing story over at Mashable about the Chinese owner of the domain name Amercia.com, a typo of America.com. His story of why he bought the domain is heartwarming, but it’s worth noting that he owns at least 39 domain names

By |June 1st, 2012|Domain Sales, Recent Domain News|Comments Off

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.

By |February 17th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Google Removes Search, YouTube Content on Indian Court Order

Google Inc. removed content from its India domains that was deemed objectionable by a New Delhi district court after a civil lawsuit against the owner of the world’s largest search engine.

By |February 7th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Google Removes Search, YouTube Content After Indian Court Order

Google Inc.

By |February 7th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Google Removes Search, YouTube Content From India Domains on Court Order

Google Inc. removed content from its India domains that was deemed objectionable by a New Delhi district court after a civil lawsuit against the owner of the world’s largest search engine.

By |February 7th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

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

By |November 22nd, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Rock On! Queen Awarded Domain Name WeWillRockYou.com

Arbitration panel awards WeWillRockYou.com to rock band. Here’s a follow up to a story I first reported in June. The rock band Queen filed a domain name dispute over the name WeWillRockYou.com

By |August 4th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

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 web hosting comparison site at WebhostingWikipedia.com had no idea that Wikipedia was a trademark. So let’s be clear: the generic term is wiki

By |August 3rd, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

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 a slam dunk for the furniture company.

By |July 25th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

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 have very little inventory. There are a few lot listings in the MLS, but most are “off market”.

By |July 18th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

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 domain name over to the complainant. In this case it appears the case may have been terminated and then refiled after the domain name registrar disclosed the owner of the domain name. The Whois record for Twiter.com at the existing registrar (Power Brand Center) shows the owner as Panamanian company Geigo, Inc.

By |July 17th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Owner of Somedia.com Forced to Spend Thousands Defending Domain Name

UDRP was a waste of time and money. Here’s another example of a UDRP case that should have never been filed. A social media marketing firm that apparently just came into existence (or at least started using its brand) in 2010 filed a case against the owner of a domain registered in 2001.

By |June 29th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

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 about this injustice you should read the facts

By |June 3rd, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off