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How this RDNH could have been prevented

A simple question could have prevented this cybersquatting complaint. A National Arbitration Forum Panelist has found that a complaint brought by Gary Chupik, a Washington man, over the domain name EliteMindset.com was attempted reverse domain name hijacking. The facts follow a common pattern: Complainant wants a domain and tries to buy it. Failing to get […]

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HBO wins TrueDetective.com domain name in cybersquatting fight

HBO gets domain name for popular series. It didn’t take gritty police work to solve a case over the domain name TrueDetective.com. HBO has won a cybersquatting dispute over the domain name for its popular True Detective show. The company filed a complaint with National Arbitration Forum under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, […]

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Pickleball cybersquatting dispute ends in kitchen violation

Panelist finds reverse domain name hijacking in pickleball domain dispute. An Oregon man has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a dispute over a pickleball domain name. Trevor Meier filed a dispute with National Arbitration Forum in an effort to get the domain name globalpickleballnetwork.com. The domain is owned by […]

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Clinton Sparks wins domain name back

Grammy-nominated Clinton Sparks gets domain name back after it expired. DJ, producer and songwriter Clinton Sparks has won the rights to the domain name ClintonSparks.com, which expired after a dispute with his agent. Sparks and his Get Familiar Music Company registered the domain in 2002 and the agent let it lapse in 2017. A Ukranian […]

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Sun Valley ski resort loses silly cybersquatting dispute

Resort’s owner doesn’t withdraw case after it’s clear that it will lose. Let’s say you’re the lawyer for an oil company that also owns ski resorts. One of those ski resorts is called Sun Valley. You notice that someone registers the domain name SumValley.com (with an ‘m’ rather than an ‘n’). This might pop up […]

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ESPN takes down “ESPN Slaughter” website

Army vet set up site to criticize spending on football. Sports network ESPN has convinced a National Arbitration Forum panel to give it the domain name ESPNSlaughter.com. The domain name was used by a U.S. Army veteran for commentary about the National Football League. With a name like ESPNSlaughter, you might think it had to […]

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Bad Karma: Reverse domain name hijacking in Karma.com case

An ironic finding in Karma.com UDRP. Karma is….a company being found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking for the domain Karma.com while being represented by a lawyer who is also a UDRP panelist. Karma International, LLC filed a UDRP against Karma.com and struck out on all three counts. The panel found that it didn’t show […]

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