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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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Blockchain.io domain owner fights back against Blockchain.com

There is indeed a big elephant in the room. Paymium, SAS, which owns the domain name Blockchain.io, has asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Blockchain Luxembourg S.A. & Blockchain (US), Inc., which own the domain name Blockchain.com. Blockchain Luxembourg S.A. (BL) filed a lawsuit (pdf) in September claiming that Paymium’s use of […]

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Owner of Zon.Tools sues to get ZonTools.com domain name

Plaintiff claims owner of matching .com is cybersquatting. The owner of the domain name Zon.Tools filed a lawsuit (pdf) in an effort to get the domain name ZonTools.com. Zon Tools, Inc offers tools at Zon.Tools to help Amazon sellers with sponsored products bidding. It registered Zon.Tools in July 2017. The owner of ZonTools.com uses its […]

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Speaker hit for reverse domain name hijacking

A keynote speaker and business coach filed a UDRP after failing to buy a domain name. It appears he got bad advice. Darryl Davis Seminars, Inc has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name PowerAgent.con. A domain investor owns the domain name. A World Intellectual Property panel determined […]

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Endurance International Group reports declining numbers as it simplifies

Roll-up’s numbers slip as it simplifies its business. Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) reported fourth quarter and full year 2018 earnings this morning. Revenue, adjusted EBITDA and subscriber numbers were all down quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year. 2018 revenue was $1,145.3 million, compared to $1,176.9 million in 2017. Q4 revenue dropped from $294.2 million a year ago […]

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No reverse domain name hijacking in VDG.com case

Complainant loses cybersquatting dispute but panel doesn’t find RDNH. Van der Graaf Inc. lost a UDRP cybersquatting dispute over the domain name VDG.com, but the panel stopped short of finding the company guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. A three-person World Intellectual Property Organization panel determined that Van der Graaf did not show that the […]

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ICANN selects Seattle for 2021 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting will be in the domain capital of the world in 2021. ICANN has officially selected Seattle for its 2021 Annual General Meeting. The meeting will take place October 23-28, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. Seattle is home to more domain name companies than any other city. It’s the home of Donuts, […]

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Company says using the word “collusion” in a domain is cybersquatting

Another facepalm moment for law firm Stobbs IP. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing the registrant of the domain name collusion.so after he received a threat letter from U.K. clothing company Asos. The registrant bought the domain name after Rudy Guliani tweeted “#REALNEWS: Woodward says no evidence of collusion.So does Manafort’s team.” Because Guliani omitted […]

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Gene therapy company tries reverse domain name hijacking

Company went after domain name used by Houston medical practice. Gene therapy company Regenxbio Inc. tried to reverse domain name hijack the domain name RegenXHealth.com, a National Arbitration Forum panel has found. RegenXHealth.com is used by a Houston men’s health medical practice. The two companies have been battling over trademarks at the U.S. Patent and […]

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Third RDNH involving Indian law firm

…and its managing partner is a WIPO panelist. The Indian Hotels Company Limited, a subsidiary within The Tata Group of companies, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name IndianHotels.com. The decision isn’t surprising given the descriptive nature of the name and other factors. The three-member panel unanimously […]

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