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Obaji.com owner wanted $231,500 dollars but got hit with UDRP

The domain Obaji.com was listed on eBay with a massive $231,000 dollar price tag. Instead of achieving a sale, however, the domain was slapped with a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. The Complainant is Obagi Medical Products, Inc., that produces a series of cosmetics; they own the OBAGI mark since 1998. They operate from […]

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Wouxun.us : UDRP is not the medium to resolve business conflicts

The domain Wouxun.us was challenged via the UDRP process, by a Chinese company QuanZhou OUXUN Electronics Co., Ltd. The company produces electronic equipment, selling two-way radios and accessories relating to wireless communication. They also registered the WOUXUN with the USPTO and in China. In this case, Wouxun.us was operated with the Complainant’s permission, and the […]

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ZionWealth.com : Jesus saves, per this UDRP decision

The owner of ZionWealth.com was struck with a UDRP brought forth by the Zions Bank. Citing a trademark for ZIONS and a history going back to the 1800’s, the mighty bank is the Goliath in this case. The Respondent, a Cameroon man and church Deacon who is a self-taught developer, took his domain’s defense in […]

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MySpectrumNews.com : Charter Communications guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Charter Communications filed a UDRP against the domain MySpectrumNews.com; the latter, is a domain registered in 2010. Long before Charter acquired Brighthouse Networks and rebranded to Spectrum and Spectrum.com, the Respondent of this UDRP used the domain for web development services: “Respondent asserts that it has legitimate interests in the disputed domain because Respondent used […]

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Florida company seeks class certification in lawsuit against GoDaddy

Ventures Edge Legal PLLC, a Florida business legal services company, is seeking class certification in pending litigation against GoDaddy.com. The company asked an Arizona federal judge last week to be given class certification. Since 2014, GoDaddy.com allegedly failed to tell consumers that the Office 365 Business Premium plan it offered was a “watered-down” version of […]

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Why I stood up to Legitscript

A client of Epik recently pointed out to me that I have apparently annoyed the people at Legitscript. They referenced this post that appears on the Legitscript blog: https://www.legitscript.com/blog/2017/03/us-registrar-epik-pl...
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DCAC.com : Company misrepresented case in UDRP against 1998 domain

A company went after DCAC.com but failed to disclose important facts about their communications with the Respondent. The 1998 domain registration was challenged at the National Arbitration Forum by Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting, LLC. It’s apparent that they wanted this exact match acronym, and in 2011 they inquired about the domain. According to the […]

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Allstate.Claims UDRP : “Make a reasonable offer at current market prices”

The registrant of Allstate.Claims got slapped with a UDRP by the Allstate Insurance Company; in a cheeky response, the Respondent stated: “Based on this complaint, this Complainant would be filing a complaint if ANYONE owned 645 other domain extensions that pertain to the word “Allstate”, such as Allstate.Actor, Allstate.Academy, Allstate.Accountants, Allstate.Ads, Allstate.Africa, Allstate.Apartments, Allstate.Architect, Allstate.Art, […]

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