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Pandemic relief bill to nudge governments to .Gov

DOTGOV Online Trust in Government Act will help local governments transition to .Gov. The pandemic relief bill that outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump recently signed could lead to more domain names ending in .gov. Government Technology reports that the bill included the DOTGOV Online Trust in Government Act. The act is designed to get more […]

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Spase, Inc. found to have tried reverse domain name hijacking a second time

What’s the definition of insanity, again? A National Arbitration Forum panelist has found that Spase, Inc., committed reverse domain name hijacking for a second time. The company uses Spase.io for its service that turns product photos into 3D digital files. It filed a UDRP against Spase.com with World Intellectual Property Organization earlier this year. The […]

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Cannabis subscription box company tries to hijack Hemper .com

Company that ships monthly marijuana-themed boxes tried to get the matching .com domain. BRH International Inc., which sells a monthly subscription box of marijuana-related products, has been found to have tried reverse domain name hijack the domain name Hemper .com. The company uses Hemper .co for its business. At the time it registered that domain, […]

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Is Chehadé why ICANN’s board is reviewing Afilias deal?

Fadi Chehadé is still on Donuts’ board. Top level domain name company Donuts announced last month that it is acquiring Afilias. Later this week, ICANN’s board of directors will consider a change of control request for Afilias. As Kevin Murphy of DomainIncite wrote in a post yesterday, it’s unusual for ICANN’s board to be consulted about […]

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Company sues over Workforce.com domain name

Workforce Software lost a UDRP against Workforce.com earlier this year. Now it’s suing. Workforce Software, LLC has filed a lawsuit (pdf) after failing to get the domain name Workforce.com in a UDRP. The company uses the domain name WorkforceSoftware.com. A human resources publication previously used Workforce.com. But another company acquired the domain name last year […]

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This panelist let the Complainant off the hook for RDNH

There appears to have been plenty of bad faith in this dead-on-arrival UDRP. I’ve written about UDRP panelists sometimes letting Complainants off the hook for reverse domain name hijacking if they didn’t hire a lawyer. That’s bad, but I think this case is worse: a panelist not finding reverse domain name hijacking because the Complainant […]

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University of Missouri attempts reverse domain name hijacking

The Curators of the University of Missouri attempted to reverse domain name hijack the domain name MUHealthcare.com, a World Intellectual Property Organization panelist ruled. The group that oversees the university system filed the case against Pamela Holley, an alumna of University of Missouri. She registered the domain name after she believed that she was billed […]

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Soft Trust Inc. tries to reverse domain name hijack eCourier.com

Domain name was registered well before the Complainant was incorporated. The Canadian operator of a secure file transfer service called e-Courier has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain name eCourier.com. The company uses e-Courier.ca for its website. Soft Trust Inc. filed a cybersquatting complaint against the domain name […]

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Tecme S.A. displays “remarkable lack of realism” in cybersquatting dispute

World Intellectual Property Panelist finds that the company committed reverse domain name hijacking. Tecme S.A., a company in Argentina that manufactures ventilators used in hospital intensive care units, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Tecme.com. The company uses tecmeglobal.com for its web presence. Tecme.com is registered […]

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Entrepreneur takes a second stab at Spase.com in UDRP

One reverse domain name hijacking finding was not enough for this entrepreneur. Oh, dear. Say it ain’t so. An entrepreneur who was found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain Spase.com earlier this year is trying again. Spase, Inc., which runs a business as Spase.io, just filed a UDRP against the […]

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