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Equifax gets control of 138 Equifax Security domain names

Domain names were registered to take advantage of data breach. Credit bureau Equifax (NYSE:EFX) has successfully won control of 138 domain names that were registered after it reported a security breach this summer. In the wake of the breach, the company set up an official site at EquifaxSecurity2017.com. That’s not an easy domain name to […]

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Bigfoot says it was swindled in celebrity website purchase

Company expected to gross $1.5 million per year from website but now only makes hundreds. Michael Gleissner is keeping his lawyers busy. I’ve written about Gleissner many times due to his questionable trademark and other activities. This time one of his firms, Bigfoot Corporation, is suing (pdf) over a website it bought in 2014. According […]

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Domainer files lawsuit claiming Roxi.com is stolen

Lawsuit seeks to recover Roxi.com. A domain name investor has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to try to recover Roxi.com, which was allegedly stolen. John Lee of Precision Telephone Services, Inc. filed the lawsuit. The suit claims that he was the original registrant of the domain name in 1999. The domain name was subsequently hijacked from […]

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Apple gets Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision in cybersquatting dispute

Dairy company tries to get Lala.com domain name through cybersquatting complaint. Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) has successfully defended its domain name LaLa.com in a cybersquatting dispute. The World Intellectual Property Organization panel hearing the case decided that the complaint was brought in bad faith. Comercializadora de Lacteos y Derivados, S.A., a Mexican producer of dairy products […]

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Phil Corwin leaves Internet Commerce Association

Corwin leaves domain investor advocacy group to take new opportunity. The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), a group working on behalf of domain name investors, is losing its legal counsel. Phil Corwin is departing this week after a decade as counsel for the organization. Corwin is leaving to take another opportunity, which has not yet been […]

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LittleAcornsFostering.com case is worse than I expected

Perhaps saying this domain was held for ransom is a fair characterization. In September I wrote about a UK foster agency that forgot to renew its domain. It said the person who bought the expired domain was holding it for ransom by demanding £9,000 for its return. The foster agency opted to file a UDRP […]

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Screen-It Graphics attempted to Reverse Domain Name Hijack Grandstand.com

Printing company filed cybersquatting case in abuse of policy. As predicted, Screen-It Graphics of Lawrence, Inc. dba Grandstand has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Grandstand.com. Screen-It has used the domain name egrandstand.com since 2006 and started using the name Grandstand for its business in 1991, according […]

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How the U.S. government plays cat and mouse with fake pharmacies

Take a look at this request for domain name seizure. I was reviewing lawsuits involving domain names today when I came across a request for a seizure warrant (pdf). You’ve probably come across a website with a message like this: These notices don’t get there magically, and a demand for seizure warrant comes first. I […]

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Amy Schumer files cybersquatting complaint against GoDaddy’s NameFind

Comedian demands Amy-Schumer.com domain name. Comedian Amy Schumer has filed a cybersquatting complaint with National Arbitration Forum against GoDaddy division NameFind. Schumer’s official website is AmySchumer.com. NameFind is the registered owner of Amy-Schumer.com. According to historical Whois records, the domain name was registered to a Los Angeles man until late 2015. It then went under […]

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