Valero is third company to belatedly request .xxx domain name

Energy company complains to WIPO about San Antonio, TX based energy giant Valero Energy is the third company to ask an arbitration panel to give it a .xxx domain name. The company filed a complaint last week with World Intellectual Property Forum (WIPO), seeking control of

By |January 9th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Apple starts forwarding to its web site

Company forwards domain name after recovering it from cybersquatter. Apple has started forwarding — a domain name it recovered from a cybersquatter that showed porn — to the iPhone page on

By |November 29th, 2011|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 and six other (mostly) explicit domain names

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

Twitter Wins Domain Name Case

Twitter awarded domain name. Twitter has won a case with World Intellectual Property Forum over the domain name

By |November 10th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Google Gets XXX Domain Name*

Company gets a triple xxx domain name — but I’m not talking about the top level domain. Google has gotten its hands on GoogleXXX — but not (yet)

By |August 19th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Apple Goes After High Traffic iTunes Typo Domain Names

Apple asks arbitration panel to give it typo domain names. Apple has filed a dispute with World Intellectual Property Forum over two high traffic typos of

By |August 5th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Walmart Challenges Non-Profit Over Domain Name

Company files dispute to get OURWalmart. com domain name. [UPDATE: The original story said the case was against

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

LivingSocial Files Its First Domain Name Complaint

Daily deals company goes after Irish domain name. Groupon competitor LivingSocial has filed its first ever domain name arbitration complaint. But it’s not for a typo of its main domain name. Instead, the company is going after the Irish domain name

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

Prominent UDRP Defense Attorneys Also Opposed to UDRP Reform

If it ain’t completely broke, don’t risk breaking it. Yesterday I wrote about how World Intellectual Property Forum and National Arbitration Forum are opposed to initiating a UDRP reform effort at WIPO. They aren’t the only ones in this camp. Prominent UDRP defense attorneys John Berryhill and Ari Goldberger also spoke on yesterday’s “State of the UDRP” webinar. And both of them are opposed to an overhaul of UDRP.

By |May 11th, 2011|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Watch Out Chevy Volt Fan Sites – GM is on the Prowl

GM wins rights to web site about Chevy Volt. Last year I wrote about , a site that was getting over 75,000 visits a month. I warned that using trademarks in your domain name — even as a fan site — is treacherous ground. Indeed, GM just won a case brought before the World Intellectual Property Forum for the domain name GM said that the site looked like a fan site on the surface, but as you dug deeper it clearly was not: …the website is not limited to discussions and/or forums about the Chevy Volt

By |May 9th, 2011|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Is Cybersquatting Up or Just Enforcement of Cybersquatting?

WIPO’s headline is misleading. Today World Intellectual Property Forum (WIPO) did its annual release of how many UDRP cases it handled last year. It was a record 2,696 cases. That’s a lot of cases, and National Arbitration Forum also saw an increase in cases this year. But I take issue with WIPO’s headline: Cybersquatting Hits Record Level A more accurate headline would be Cybersquatting Enforcement Hits Record Level.

By |March 31st, 2011|Recent Domain News|0 Comments