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OnlineNIC says it’s shutting down because of Facebook lawsuit

Registrar tells court it is ceasing business next week. ICANN-accredited domain name registrar OnlineNIC says it’s shutting down on July 26 after throwing in the towel in a lawsuit. Facebook sued the registrar and its privacy service in October 2019, alleging that either OnlineNIC or its customers used domains such as www-facebook-login(.)com and login-lnstargram(.)com. The […]

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Why a company might file a lawsuit instead of a UDRP

Sites causing imminent harm can sometimes be taken down faster through the courts. The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) was created as a faster, easier, and cheaper alternative to lawsuits to settle cybersquatting claims. For a filing fee of under $2,000 plus legal time, trademark holders can win the transfer of domains that […]

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Right of the Dot responds in Bird.com dispute

Auctioneer denies counterclaims in non-paying bidder dispute. Right of the Dot has responded to David Lizmi’s affirmative defenses and counterclaims in a lawsuit stemming from its February 25 auction. In that auction, Lizmi bid $2.5 million for bird.com and $1.6 million for fish.com but didn’t pay. As a result, Right of the Dot and the […]

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Buying an expiring domain? Might want to check this

The domain could already be subject to a UDRP. Domain investors review a lot of data before buying expiring domain names. The more expensive the domain, the more data they check. Sometimes I’ll Google the domain name to see how it’s used. I might even check a trademark database if the name seems like it […]

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Bird.com and Fish.com bidder countersues Right of the Dot

Bidder says he didn’t think he won the domains, and he shouldn’t have been allowed to bid more than $2,000. The person who bid nearly $5 million in February’s Right of the Dot domain name auction is countersuing the auctioneer. Right of the Dot sued David Lizmi when he failed to pay $2.5 million for […]

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Nubank withdraws one lawsuit about Nubank.com while it fights another

Company abruptly withdraws in rem case in Florida as it fights in Georgia. Last week I wrote about how Brazilian banking company Nubank filed an in rem lawsuit in Florida against the domain name Nubank.com. It filed the dispute after being found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a UDRP proceeding for the domain […]

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Nubank sues after trying reverse domain name hijacking

Company files in rem lawsuit in Florida after losing UDRP. Nubank, a Brazilian finance startup that has raised billions in funding, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) against the domain name Nubank.com, alleging that the registration of the domain violates the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA).  The company uses the domain name Nubank.com.br. The company was found […]

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After losing cybersquatting dispute, Qatar tries trademark infringement

Qatar sues owner of VisitQatar.com in continuation of a long-running battle. After one Qatar state entity lost its attempt to get the domain VisitQatar.com through a cybersquatting claim, another state entity has sued the domain owner for trademark infringement. In November 2019, Qatar National Tourism Council won a questionable UDRP against the domain name owner, […]

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Lawsuit alleges CEOs.com, xus.com and other domains are stolen

Man alleges that eight domains were stolen from his domain registrar account. A California man says that CEOs.com, xus.com, and six other domain names were stolen from his Network Solutions account. Aiping (“Alan”) Wei, Ph.D., filed an in rem lawsuit (pdf) in Virginia on Friday to try to recover the two valuable domain names along […]

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