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WIPO panel explains a common expired domain occurrence

A company wanted a domain but failed it capture it when it expired. Then it filed a UDRP against the new domain owner. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has provided an unusually descriptive explanation and interpretation of a very common occurrence. Rolyn Companies Inc. filed a UDRP against the domain name Rolyn.com just weeks […]

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U.S. government asks ICANN to investigate GoDaddy’s Whois policy

U.S. gov weighs in on GoDaddy’s Whois policy. The U.S. government has sent a letter to ICANN asking it to review GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) activities around blocking access to Whois records. David Redl, who heads the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, sent the letter to ICANN’s board today asking it to look into the matter. At […]

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Napoleon.com hit with UDRP. Owners fight back with lawsuit

Domain owners fight back in court before UDRP is decided. Last Month Wolf Steel, which markets fireplaces under the brand name Napoleon, filed a UDRP cybersquatting dispute against the domain name napoleon.com. The owners of the domain name are fighting back with a lawsuit. Emmet Stephenson, Tony Stephenson and Domain.com, Inc. (not affiliated with the […]

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I just fixed Whois and GDPR

It’s really quite simple. So ICANN has received guidance from the Article 29 Working Party in Europe about ICANN’s proposed Whois model to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I’d summarize it as: nice try, but we are your overlords now. (Only in needlessly complex language.) Regulation can be good, but regulation run […]

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What are the standards for common law trademarks in UDRP cases?

An NAF panelist is very generous is accepting common law trademark rights. A National Arbitration Forum panelist recently awarded the domain name YouAreOK.com to T & P Holding Company, LLC. This company owns several hair salons and boutiques in Nashville under the name Local Honey. Its website is LHNashville.com. The domain name owner, Ancient Holdings, […]

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This is not what UDRP was created for

Do you call this cybersquatting? A National Arbitration Forum panelist has found in favor of clothing company Guess in a dispute over the domain names guessandco.info, guessandco.org, guessandcoshareholder.info, theguessbreadcompany.com, theguessconstructioncompany.com, and theguessprivatemerchantcompany.com Guess was recently found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a case filed with National Arbitration Forum, and I’d argue that the […]

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Be careful when someone sends an email offering a domain for sale

Be careful when someone you don’t know emails you a great offer to buy their domain name. Someone is sending emails to domain name owners telling them it’s their lucky day–they can acquire the domain name Luck.com for only $45,000. According to the sender, he knows the domain is worth a lot more but he […]

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GDPR will make domain name transfers more difficult

Lack of contact details in public Whois could thwart inter-registrar domain transfers. A few Domain Name Wire readers have asked how domain name transfers will work if domain registrars and registries eliminate contact details from Whois in response to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As it stands right now, domain name transfers could […]

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Whois GDPR carnage continues: Afilias to ditch almost all data in Whois on millions of domains

Afilias will stop showing contact info and ownership data on millions of domains including .info, .mobi and more. Much of the focus of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as it relates to Whois has been on registrars. But many top level domains operate under a “thick Whois” system in which the registry maintains the personal […]

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A troubling connection in a UDRP

The complainant’s lawyer and one of the panelists were in the same law school class and worked at the same law firm. Take a look at this World Intellectual Property Organization decision for the domain name ProntoPro.com. In a 2-1 decision, the majority of the panel found that the Atlanta company that registered ProntoPro.com did […]

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