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Company’s UDRP to recover expired domain fails

Pet products company filed a UDRP after somehow allowing its “principal domain” to expire over a year ago. Healthy Pets, Inc. d/b/a Pet Health Solutions has lost a UDRP it filed to recover a domain name it let expire. The company sells the Joint Max brand pet joint supplement. According to its UDRP filing, the […]

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Company tries to reverse hijack IndoorBillboard.com

Panel says the company made assertions “that appear to be inaccurate.” A National Arbitration Forum panel has ruled that Indoor Billboard/Northwest, Inc. tried to reverse domain name hijack IndoorBillboard.com in a UDRP. While the Complainant has a trademark for indoor billboard, it told the panel that it was unaware of anyone else using the “indoor […]

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Simple Plan band tries to reverse domain name hijack

Panel cites 8 false statements it says Simple Plan Inc made in UDRP. The Canadian music group Simple Plan’s management company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain SimplePlan.com back after it expired. At the outset, you can sympathize with Simple Plan’s situation. It […]

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Dates don’t add up in RegalGames.com UDRP

The Complainant appears to have provided the wrong acquisition date, but the Respondent’s dates don’t add up, either. Regal Games, LLC was found to have attempted reverse domain name hijacking in a recent cybersquatting decision at National Arbitration Forum. Two things make this case interesting beyond the reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) finding. The dates […]

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Win domain in UDRP. Forget to renew domain. File UDRP again. Lose.

This company should learn about autorenew. A cybersquatting case over HudsonFurniture.com shows the dangers of poor domain name management, and perhaps some inconsistencies in how UDRP is applied. Hudson’s Furniture Showroom, Inc. of Florida filed a UDRP against the domain name and lost. Domain owner Boran Batur said he bought the domain with plans for […]

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Government contractor tries reverse domain name hijacking

Tech company that contracts with the federal government filed a “Plan B” UDRP, according to panelist. An IT firm that works for the U.S. government tried reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH), a National Arbitration Forum panelist has ruled. Electrosoft Services, Inc. filed a UDRP against the domain name Electrosoft.com. The company uses electrosoft-inc.com for its […]

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SD Wheel Corp. found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

A company that sells wheels, tires and other auto parts filed a cybersquatting case in abuse of the policy. An auto parts company has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a cybersquatting dispute. SD Wheel Corp. filed a UDRP against TrailBuilt.com. But the registrant of the domain name owned it before SD […]

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An interesting UDRP case involving an expired domain

This panelist understands expired domain names. National Arbitration Forum published an interesting case decision today involving a domain picked up at DropCatch.com. Dr. Alan Y. Chow, d/b/a Optobionics, owned the domain optobionics.com but let it expire. Janez Bobnik acquired the domain on DropCatch.com and created what I’d call a “skeleton blog” on the domain. When […]

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Company upgrades from .co to .com with UDRP

Redactable.co owner wins dispute for Redactable.com. A SaaS company that helps people redact documents won a UDRP that will allow it to upgrade its domain name from .co to .com. Redactable Inc., which uses the domain name redactable.co, won the dispute against redactable.com. James Robinson, president of document management company PaperFree Corporation, acquired the domain […]

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Another bad UDRP filing

It was a week of misinformed and malevolent cybersquatting disputes. There were a lot of reverse domain name hijacking cases last week. There was also one where the panelist didn’t find reverse domain name hijacking but it appears the Complainant filed a case knowing that the domain owner was dead. Add one more notable UDRP […]

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