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Company tries to reverse hijack IndoorBillboard.com

Panel says the company made assertions “that appear to be inaccurate.” A National Arbitration Forum panel has ruled that Indoor Billboard/Northwest, Inc. tried to reverse domain name hijack IndoorBillboard.com in a UDRP. While the Complainant has a trademark for indoor billboard, it told the panel that it was unaware of anyone else using the “indoor […]

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By-fy.com tries to reverse domain name hijack byfy.com

Not the right way to upgrade your domain name. Etrack LLC, which operates a website at by-fy.com, has been found to have tried to reverse domain name hijack the domain name byfy.com. The company has a trademark for byfy with a first use date in 2020. In its UDRP, it said the domain was registered […]

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Judge reiterates demand that Canvas.com stop using its domain…tomorrow!

Canvas will have to switch domain names by tomorrow. Perhaps you can forgive United States District Judge Dale A. Kimball for not understanding what goes into changing a web platform’s domain name. But the engineers at Canvas’ headquarters probably won’t. Today, Kimball denied (pdf) a request by Canvas to stay an injunction he approved against […]

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Edibles.com owner files new lawsuit against Edible Arrangements

Owner of valuable Edibles.com domain name turns the tables on Edible Arrangements. In 2020, fruit basket seller Edible Arrangements filed a trademark lawsuit against World Media Group, LLC over the domain name Edibles.com. Now, World Media Group is fighting back with a separate lawsuit. World Media Group uses edibles.com for an app that provides nutrition […]

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Mayo Clinic wins porn domain name dispute

Justice served? Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, part of the famed Mayo Clinic, has won a complaint it filed against the domain name MayoPorno .com. In the complaint filed with National Arbitration Forum, the organization claimed the domain was a case of “pornosquatting,” meaning using a well-known trademark to divert customers to a […]

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Dot Hip Hop withdraws request after it served its purpose

Group says that it spurred ICANN to take action. As Jeff Neumann commented last week, Dot Hip Hop has withdrawn its reconsideration request regarding the assignment of the .hiphop TLD from Uniregistry to Dot Hip Hop (DHH). It’s only the thirteenth withdrawal of a reconsideration request at ICANN since 1999. In its letter to the […]

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ICANN explains its side of UNR registry transfer holdup

New “contractual-right-counter-parties” still waiting for transfers. ICANN published an explanation last week for why it still hasn’t approved any UNR registry transfer requests from last year. Frank Schilling auctioned off his 23 top-level domain names for over $40 million at the end of April. To date, ICANN hasn’t approved a single transfer to the new […]

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Lawsuit alleges 699.com is a stolen domain

A lawsuit (pdf) filed in U.S. District Court in Virginia yesterday alleges that 699.com is a stolen domain name. Plaintiffs Xinming Zeng and Zaiyan Wang say they are the rightful owners of the domain name and that it was stolen from their GoDaddy account around September of last year. They learned about the apparent theft […]

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Bybit.com tries to reverse domain name hijack bybt.com

Cryptocurrency exchange filed cybersquatting case in bad faith. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found that Bybit Fintech Limited tried to reverse domain name hijack bybt.com. Bybit uses Bybit.com for its cryptocurrency exchange. Bybt.com is a site and app for cryptocurrency futures and information. (It has rebranded to coinglass.com.) Among Bybit’s arguments was that […]

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Film financier Ryan Kavanaugh files cyberquatting case against YouTuber

Kavanaugh wants to take down Klein’s derogatory website. Film financier Ryan Kavanaugh has filed a cybersquatting challenge under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) to try to get the site doesryankavanaughlooklikeharveyweinstein.com taken down. Kavanaugh is embroiled in a fight with the site’s creator, YouTuber Ethan Klein. The site compares Kavanaugh’s looks to those […]

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