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Splunk UDRP : Malware spreading from bogus domain

The IDN domain spłunk.com has been used to spread malware and perform phishing attacks, riding on the coat-tails of the real Splunk brand. Splunk Inc. of San Francisco, filed a UDRP to take over the domain, which translates as xn--spunk-l7a.com in ASCII. The decision: Transfer the domain. Details follow: Splunk Inc. v. Super Privacy Service […]

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UDRP in the making : Lionel Messi domain in GoDaddy auction

Messi.net is on a GoDaddy auction; the domain was registered in May for a total of 10 years. That might have been the worst up-front waste of registration fees, as soccer megastar, Lionel Messi, is known to be extremely litigious. A quick search at UDRPSearch reveals that Mr. Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini – the full […]

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German trademark holder grabs lowa.com via the UDRP process

The aged domain lowa.com has been grabbed by a German company founded in 1923. According to the Complaint,  Lowa Sportschuhe GmbH is a leading manufacturer of footwear, in particular hiking, skiing and mountain boots, which sells its “Lowa” branded goods in more than 50 countries worldwide. The domain lowa.com was registered in 2005, and its […]

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BestBuy wins UDRP against BestBuy.feedback domain

The first UDRP against a dot .feedback domain has been won by BestBuy; the domain is BestBuy.feedback. In this case, the BestBuy contact information was utilized to register the domain, and thus the Respondent is “unknown.” BestBuy argued that dot .feedback domains are meant to be registered by companies seeking feedback on their products and […]

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Neustar wins UDRP against Australian domain neustar.com.au

Neustar has won the UDRP against the Australian domain, neustar.com.au. In May, the Internet services company filed the UDRP to protect its brand; at the time, we predicted that it would win this case. The Respondent is Ahmad Zaki Hakimi of Sydney, Australia, who failed to file an official response to the Complaint. On July […]

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Pratar du Svenska? WIPO now tackles .SE domain disputes

If you have a bone to pick with Swedish domainers and dot .SE, WIPO now got you covered. According to a summary of news from WIPO, the Internet Infrastructure Foundation in Sweden, has appointed the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center as the exclusive provider of domain name dispute resolution services for the .se country code Top […]

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HugeDomains : UDRP against FastMill.com ends with RDNH finding

HugeDomains has fought off the UDRP brought against one of its domains, FastMill.com, and the decision was sealed with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Complainants are FPT Industrie S.p.a. of Italy and REM Industrie S.r.l. of Italy, represented by Brioschi IP, Italy. According to the UDRP: “Complainant holds registered rights in the […]

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BankWest.com lost after 20 years in a UDRP decision

The registrant of the domain BankWest.com lost it in a UDRP, after holding onto it for more than 20 years. Commonwealth Bank of Australia of Perth, Australia challenged the domain, asserting rights to a BANKWEST trademark going back to 1994. Ravindra Patel, gbe of Morganville, New Jersey, challenged the Complainant’s rights, seeking a finding of […]

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