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Don’t mess with the Yeti : Multiple domains lost in UDRP

Yeti is a famous manufacturer of coolers, mugs and other containers, and very protective of its brand. Operating from Yeti.com, the company takes care of online business by often filing UDRPs against holders of infringing domains. We counted 36 UDRP filings in less than one year! Although “yeti” appears to be a generic word, when […]

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Frindle.com : Fanciful marks have an advantage in the UDRP process

Fanciful marks, as in the case of Frindle.com, have an advantage when such domains get involved in the UDRP process. Domain names that utilize a non-generic mark, often referred to as “brandable” among domain investors, can be defended directly by the trademark holder. Frindle.com was registered in 2000 by Andrew Clements, writer of a children’s […]

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Guess Factory : Dot .US.com “domain” lost in UDRP

CentralNic has been promoting .US.com domains as viable alternatives to .com for many years now; the reasons that they give are as follows: Availability – Get the names you really want! Over 98% of names still available (compared to .com) Reliability – Track record of 100% availability over the past fifteen years Worldwide Recognition – […]

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Angry reactions to “UDRP for copyright”

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Internet Commerce Association are among those expressing initial concern about the introduction of a new “UDRP for copyright” mechanism by the Domain Name Association. The EFF said the DNA’s new proposals want registries to become “private arbiters of online speech”, while the ICA expressed concern that the proposals could circumvent […]
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OpenSAP.com UDRP a reminder about subdomain typo-traffic

A UDRP against the domain OpenSAP.com was filed at the WIPO; the Complainant is SAP SE of Walldorf, Germany. The Respondent, is a domain investor. According to the complaint: “The Complainant provides trademark registrations, and submits that the SAP trademark is well-known. The Complainant argues that the Domain Name is confusingly similar to the Complainant’s […]

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Company lets domain name expire, files UDRP 10 years later

Yo, where have you been? A Brazilian company has lost a UDRP it filed against a domain name it let expire a decade ago. CIA. Industrial H. Carlos Schneider registered the domain name Ciser.com in 2003 but it expired in 2006. 10 years later, in 2016, it filed a UDRP against Ashantiplc (domain investor Sahar […]

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