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Here’s the crazy story from the IMI.com cybersquatting trial

A dispute over IMI.com led to a jury trial with what many would see as an obvious verdict. In 2017, concrete company Irving Materials, Inc. filed a cybersquatting claim under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) to get the domain name IMI.com. The domain owner didn’t respond, but it was still surprising that […]

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Fractal Analytics files cybersquatting lawsuit

Analytics firm wants to recover two domain names that are similar to its trademark. Fractal Analytics has filed an in rem cybersquatting lawsuit (pdf) against the domain names FractalAnalyticsInc.com and Fractal-Analytics.com. The analytics company uses the domain names FractalAnalytics.com and Fractal.ai. It’s a private company that has raised over $300 million from investors. The two domain […]

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Blockchain.io lawsuit can go forward after judge issues ruling

Judge dismisses claims against CEO but says most of the other claims can move forward. A lawsuit brought by the owner of Blockchain.com against the owner of Blockchain.io can move forward after the judge hearing the case denied the defendant’s motion for dismissal. Blockchain Luxembourg S.A. & Blockchain (US), Inc., which own the domain name […]

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Mamar tries to reverse hijack domain from Mrs Jello

Canadian company that owns Mamar.ca tries to get matching .com through UDRP. Mamar Group LTD, a Canadian company that sells products on Amazon and at Mamar.ca, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Mamar.com. The domain is owned by Mrs Jello, LLC, a domain investment company created […]

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Dakota Access Pipeline operator loses cybersquatting challenge

Company filed feeble cybersquatting complaint. The operator of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, which transfers oil from the Bakken formation in North Dakota to Illinois and Texas, has lost a cybersquatting dispute it filed against the domain name dakotaaccesspipeline.com. Dakota Access LLC (c/o Energy Transfer LP) filed the dispute against the domain name owned by […]

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EFF files reconsideration request over .Org decision

Advocacy group blasts ICANN decision to apply URS to legacy top level domain. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a Reconsideration Request with ICANN over the terms of ICANN’s contract renewal for .org with Public Interest Registry. It’s the second Reconsideration Request filed over the .org contract extension. Namecheap filed one primarily focused on pricing. […]

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MorningSave.com vs. MorningSafe.com

A Mediocre Corporation files a mediocre cybersquatting case. I’m often perplexed at how some UDRP Complainant lawyers argue a case. I had these thoughts again while reading a decision over the domain MorningSafe.com. A Mediocre Corporation, which operates the discount site MorningSave.com, filed a UDRP against the domain name MorningSafe.com. My first reaction when seeing […]

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Royal Caribbean Cruises loses UDRP against James Booth for RCC.com

Company uses RCCL.com for corporate email and some email was misdirected. Royal Caribbean Cruises has lost a cybersquatting claim it filed against domain broker James Booth of BQDN.com over the domain name RCC.com. Booth has bought/sold about 250 three-letter domain names and acquired this domain with similar plans. A couple of years after acquiring the […]

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Whois API removes .NZ records to settle lawsuit

Whois data seller quickly folds after facing lawsuit. Domain Name Commission (DNC), which manages New Zealand’s .NZ namespace, has dropped a lawsuit it filed against Whois API after the parties quickly settled the matter. Domain Name Commissioner Brent Carey released this statement to Domain name Wire: We are very pleased to announce that WhoisAPI and […]

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This JUUL cybersquatting case is interesting

The vaping company lost a challenge to a website reselling its products. JUUL Labs, Inc., which manufactures and markets vapor nicotine products, has lost a cybersquatting dispute it brought against a company that sells Juul products at BuyJuul.com. It filed the case with National Arbitration Forum and the majority of the panel found in the […]

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