Home » Archive by category Policy & Law

Scratch Foundation gets Scratch.org in settlement

Owner of Scratch.org domain name transfers it to non-profit as part of settlement. Scratch Foundation has settled a cybersquatting lawsuit it brought against the domain name Scratch.org with the domain’s registrant, Ravi Lahoti. Although full terms of the settlement have not been publicly disclosed, part of the agreement involved transferring the domain to Scratch Foundation. […]

© DomainNameWire.com 2019. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact copyright (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Oops. If you don’t renew your domain name, this could happen

A government watchdog let its domain name expire. Someone advocating for the other side registered it. An advocacy group in the city of Kenner, Louisiana let its domain name expire. Now someone in opposition to the group is using the domain. Citizens for a Better Kenner, Inc., is a non-profit watchdog of the local government. […]

© DomainNameWire.com 2019. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact copyright (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Clemson Tigers get off-field win in domain name dispute

Tigers score domain name in cybersquatting challenge. The Clemson Tigers are having another great year on the football field, and now they have an off-field victory as well. This win took place at World Intellectual Property Organization. Clemson University has won a cybersquatting dispute under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) for the […]

© DomainNameWire.com 2019. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact copyright (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Lotto.com and Naturals.com hit with cybersquatting complaints

Two valuable dictionary word domains are subject to UDRP filings. After publishing my story this morning about the fight between a lotto company and Lotto Sport, a reader pointed out that Lotto.com was recently hit with a UDRP. It’s not the only recent filing against a valuable dictionary term domain name. For Lotto.com, the case […]

© DomainNameWire.com 2019. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact copyright (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Lotto Sport Italia and lotto company file dueling motions for summary judgment

Did a lotto company buy domains for its business or to cyber squat?   A battle over lotto-related domain names is about two-and-a-half years old, and it’s entering a critical period. Lotto Sport Italia, the soccer apparel company, filed a cybersquatting dispute under UDRP against the domain names LottoStore.com and LottoWorks.com at the beginning of […]

© DomainNameWire.com 2019. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact copyright (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Lawyer labels domain investing “Anticipatory Cybersquatting”

Article published by ABA could lead trademark holders astray. I was doing some research this weekend when I came across an article published by American Bar Association in June. The article by Tamara Kurtzman, a California attorney, rails against the practice of buying domain names for future sale to companies that may want to use […]

© DomainNameWire.com 2019. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact copyright (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

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 […]

© DomainNameWire.com 2019. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact copyright (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Glovo App maker found to have tried reverse hijacking

They should have checked historical Whois records. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found that the maker of the Glovo app for delivery attempted reverse domain name hijacking of the domain name Glovo.com. The Spanish company uses the domain name GlovoApp.com. Glovo.com was registered in 2001, well before the app maker was founded in […]

© DomainNameWire.com 2019. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact copyright (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Pablo Escobar posthumously gets his domain name

Panelist doesn’t question trademarks for dead drug lord. Pablo Escobar has returned from the grave. The notorious Colombian drug lord may have died in a shootout in 1993, but his intellectual property and holdings live on through Escobar Inc. Escobar Inc. filed a cybersquatting claim with National Arbitration Forum, arguing that the owner of PabloEscobar.com […]

© DomainNameWire.com 2019. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact copyright (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Pocketbook.com domain name saved in UDRP

eBook company fails to get Pocketbook.com through UDRP. The owner of Pocketbook.com has successfully defended its domain name in a UDRP filed by Pocketbook International SA, which sells eBook readers under the brand name Pocketbook. SiteTools, Inc., the owner of the domain name, has a trademark for the term Pocketbook.com. It acquired the domain name […]

© DomainNameWire.com 2019. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact copyright (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading