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Crypto company Ternio tries reverse domain name hijacking BlockCard.com domain name

Company that uses GetBlockCard.com filed cybersquatting dispute against BlockCard.com domain name. Blockchain and cryptocurrency company Ternio has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name BlockCard.com. The company offers a service called BlockCard that uses the domain name GetBlockCard.com. Simply Wireless, Inc., the Respondent in the case, acquired the […]

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NASDAQ 100 company Vertex Pharmaceuticals tries reverse domain name hijacking

Company tried to get domain name from a Pakistani medical company. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found that Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTX), a $58 billion (market cap) company, tried to reverse domain name hijack the domain VertexMedical.com. The domain name is owned by a Pakistan healthcare company called Vertex Medical (pvt) Ltd. A […]

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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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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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Shredder company Kobra gets shredded in UDRP

Company tries to reverse domain name hijack Kobra.com. Elcoman Srl, an Italian maker of shredding products under the brand name Kobra, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain name Kobra.com. The company filed a cybersquatting dispute over the domain name with World Intellectual Property Organization. Panelist Scott Blackmer […]

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Concierge Auctions fails to take down gripe site through UDRP

UDRP usually can’t be used to take down a gripe site. Luxury real estate auction service Concierge Auctions has lost a cybersquatting dispute against the domain name ConciergeAuctionScam.net. The domain name was used to point to negative press about the real estate company. World Intellectual Property Organization panelist Frederick Abbott determined that Concierge Auctions did […]

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Maybe .cam IS confusing with .com

I saw a .cam domain and thought it was .com. .Com registry Verisign was concerned when companies applied for the .cam top level domain. It’s just one letter off from .com, and a looks a lot like o when you’re just glancing at it. The company filed string similarity disputes against the applicants. One panel […]

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Reverse domain name hijacking over OpalShop.com domain name

Panelist finds the complaint was brought to harass a known competitor. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found Mighty Men Pty Ltd, trading as Opalshop, to have attempted reverse domain name hijacking for the domain OpalShop.com. The company uses the domain OpalShop.com.au. OpalShop.com was technically registered to a dissolved company, but the owner of […]

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Agencias Universales S.A. tries reverse domain name hijacking GEN.com

Shipping company files an abusive UDRP to try to get .com matching its .cl domain. A Chilean shipping, transport and logistics company has been found to have tried reverse domain name hijacking the domain name GEN.com. Agencias Universales S.A. filed a cybersquatting dispute with World Intellectual Property Organization to get the domain. The Complainant uses […]

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Doxing crosses the free speech line in UDRP case

Panelist rules that domain used for gripe site isn’t protected speech. UDRP panelists walk a fine line when considering cases involving gripe sites. Is it cybersquatting to register a domain related to a company if the goal is to complain about the company, or is it just exercising free speech? Panelists tend to give deference […]

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