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USSA.com, domain used in USAA phishing attack, hit with UDRP

Four letter domain name subject to cybersquatting complaint. A UDRP cybersquatting complaint has been filed against the domain name USSA.com. The filing was made at National Arbitration Forum, which does not disclose the name of the complainant until a decision is rendered. However, there’s a good chance it was filed by USAA, a financial services […]

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Reverse domain name hijacking in baffling UDRP case

Another WTF UDRP filing. A World Intellectual Property panelist has found Anyclean Premium Limited guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in one of the most baffling and misleading UDRP cases I’ve ever read. Anyclean runs a cleaning service and uses the website AnyClean.co.uk. The domain name at issue is Any-Clean.com, which is owned by Jethro […]

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Stolen LDW.com domain name returned in UDRP

Original registrant discovered theft late last year. Game developer LDW Software, LLC has successfully recovered the stolen domain name LDW.com through a UDRP. The alleged theft appears to have happened in 2015, but the company didn’t become aware of the change until the perpetrator changed the nameservers for the domain name at the end of […]

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Gleissner’s UDRP filings just an R&D project?

Well, that would be an abuse of UDRP. World Trademark Review talked with an unnamed source “related to one of [Michael] Gleissner’s businesses” about what the heck he’s up to with his trademark filings, UDRPs and more. The anonymous source told World Trademark Review that the allegation that the trademark filings are part of a […]

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You need a plausible trademark to recover stolen domains through UDRP

UDRP can be used to recover stolen domain names but you need to prove some sort of trademark rights in the domains. The owner of 74 domain names who claims they were stolen from their GoDaddy account has failed to recover the domain names through a UDRP. When you look at the list of domain […]

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DigitalTown defends Gorgonzola.city

Domain name is one of 20,000 .city domains it registered. DigitalTown has successfully defended its domain name gorgonzola.city in a UDRP. The domain name is one of over 20,000 .city domain names that the company registered for its smart cities platform. Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Gorgonzola, which was formed to control the use […]

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UDRPSearch owner sues after UDRP filed against one of his domains

VirtualPoint claims reverse domain name hijacking and asks for at least $100,000. VirtualPoint, Inc., the company that runs the UDRP information site UDRPSearch.com, has filed a lawsuit after one of its own domain names was subject to a UDRP. Florida company FastTrak, which uses the domain name FastTrak.biz, filed a UDRP against VirtualPoint’s domain name […]

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Popular website stolen and held for ransom

Thief demanded $30,000 worth of bitcoin to return 411Mania.com domain name. 411Mania.com, a mixed martial arts, wrestling and entertainment website that gets seven million pageviews per month, was hijacked and held for ransom earlier this week. According to a lawsuit (pdf) filed in Virginia on Wednesday, the domain name was hijacked on or about April […]

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Gleissner continues fight with Apple, still applying for .com marks

After being ordered to pay Apple money, he files two Apple-related trademark applications in the U.S. I’ll say this about Michael Gleissner: he’s not afraid to pick fights with deep-pocketed companies. Just days after being ordered to pay Apple £38,085 for filing trademark revocation proceedings with an ulterior purpose, firms that list Gleissner as Director […]

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