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LoanDepot.com files lawsuit against alleged cybersquatter

Company has already won two UDRPs against the defendant. What do you do after winning two UDRPs against a cybersquatter, but the cybersquatter continues to register infringing domains? That’s the challenge LoanDepot.com is facing. It has decided to take the matter to court. The company filed a lawsuit (pdf) in California against Moirangthem Birbanta, a […]

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Domain investor files preemptive lawsuit after UDRP filing

It’s his second lawsuit in just a few days, too. If you’re going to court for one domain name matter, why not a second one? Last week, I wrote about how domain name investor Stanley Pace filed a lawsuit to block the transfer of Celluvation.com. Pace filed the case after losing a UDRP for the […]

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Domain appraisal scammers try to take advantage of new GoDaddy contact system

Scammers take advantage of new contact email system. There’s a new wrinkle in the domain name appraisal scam that is sure to dupe some unsuspecting people. The domain appraisal scam tries to trick domain name owners into paying for an appraisal for their domain name in order to complete a sale. It starts with a […]

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Stolen “Go” domains end up in court battle

Many of the domain names were subsequently sold. 15 domain names beginning with “go” have allegedly been stolen and many of them have been resold — creating a complicated issue now in the courts. Scott Petretta registered the domain names about two decades ago as part of his business Multi-Force Corporation. The names include popular […]

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Man goes on twitter rant after trying to reverse domain name hijack a domain

Owner of Spase.io is really upset about losing a UDRP for Spase.com. An entrepreneur who was found to have tried reverse domain name hijacking the domain name Spase.com went on a twitter rant Friday, railing against the decision and calling ensuing media coverage “fake news”. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel found that Sahil Gupta, who […]

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Pocketbook e-reader company sues over Pocketbook.com

After losing UDRP for Pocketbook.com, e-reader maker tries U.S. courts. PocketBook International SA, a company that sells ebook readers, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to try to get the domain name Pocketbook.com. This is the company’s second attempt to get the domain name. It lost a UDRP for the domain name last year. Some of […]

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Spase.io tries reverse domain name hijacking

A new company goes after domain registered in 2005. The owner of a business called Spase has been found to have tried reverse domain name hijacking the domain name Spase.com. Spase is a service that converts photographs into 3D models. The business was just launched last year at Spase.io. The owner of Spase.com registered it […]

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Bytedance files cybersquatting dispute against TikToks.com

Owners told a newspaper they turned down a $145,000 offer for the domain name. In June, the Herald Sun published an article about two Melbourne teens who have had success with online businesses. The article stated: And about six months ago, the pair purchased the domain name TikToks.com for $2000 after predicting TikTok would become the […]

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Saudi Aramco tries to take dead man’s domain name

Company tries to use UDRP to take domain registered in 1997 by now-deceased man. One of the world’s most valuable companies just plumbed new depths in cybersquatting disputes. Saudi Aramco, the $133 billion Saudi Arabian oil company, filed trademarks for a new brand called Orizon last year. Naturally, the company would like the domain Orizon.com. […]

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Denmark firm tries reverse domain name hijacking Mountaintop.com domain

Panel determines the case was “dead on arrival”. Mountain Top ApS, which manufactures covers for pick up truck beds, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Mountaintop.com. The company uses the domain Mountaintop.dk for its website. The owner of the domain registered in 1995. The Complainant argued […]

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