Home » Archive by category Policy & Law

This RDNH highlights a key aspect of cybersquatting disputes in a GDPR world

Complainants can (and sometimes should) withdraw their cybersquatting disputes after learning the domain owner’s identity. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found Levio Consulting Inc. to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) over the domain name Levio.com. The decision highlights an important aspect of UDRP since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation […]

Post link: This RDNH highlights a key aspect of cybersquatting disputes in a GDPR world

© DomainNameWire.com 2021. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

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, […]

Post link: After losing cybersquatting dispute, Qatar tries trademark infringement

© DomainNameWire.com 2021. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

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 […]

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

© DomainNameWire.com 2021. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Spase, Inc. loses cybersquatting dispute for a THIRD time

Company tries a third UDRP venue to no avail. If at first you are found to try reverse domain name hijacking, try, try again. The entrepreneur who operates a 3D modeling company at spase.io has failed for a third time to upgrade his domain to spase.com through UDRP. Mrs Jello LLC registered the domain name […]

Post link: Spase, Inc. loses cybersquatting dispute for a THIRD time

© DomainNameWire.com 2021. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Shopping center operator tries reverse domain name hijacking

Company goes after a generic domain registered two decades ago, and the Complainant’s lawyers have a connection to a UDRP forum. A three-member World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found (pdf) that Majid Al Futtaim Properties Llc attempted to reverse domain name hijack the domain name CityCentre.com. The Complainant runs shopping centers in the Middle […]

Post link: Shopping center operator tries reverse domain name hijacking

© DomainNameWire.com 2021. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Stands4 sues Dan.com over Calculator.com transaction

Company that bought a stolen domain name sues Dan.com and John Doe thief. A publisher is suing Dan.com after it paid $180,000 for a stolen domain name using Dan.com. Stands4 paid $180,000 last year to acquire Calculator.com. It then spent $50,000 developing it, adding to its portfolio of sites including Grammar.com, Lyrics.com, and Scripts.com. (The […]

Post link: Stands4 sues Dan.com over Calculator.com transaction

© DomainNameWire.com 2021. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

.Spa launch muddied by court order

Ownership fight and a battle over premium domains have thrown doubt into .spa’s launch this week. A ruling by a Hong Kong court has muddied the planned launch of the .spa top level domain in sunrise this week. The court responded to a lawsuit and request for injunction stemming from an ownership dispute. Joel Disini […]

Post link: .Spa launch muddied by court order

© DomainNameWire.com 2021. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Scammers target Australian domain owners

Perpetrators posing as Australia’s domain name registry are requesting identification documents. auDA, the organization that oversees Australia’s .au domain names, has issued a second warning this year about scammers targeting .au domain name owners. The group says that someone is claiming to be from .au Domain Administration, requesting scanned copies of identification documents. It’s not […]

Post link: Scammers target Australian domain owners

© DomainNameWire.com 2021. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

CIIDRC issues its first reverse domain name hijacking ruling

Panel finds water utility compliance company Klir guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. The Canadian International Internet Dispute Centre (CIIDRC), a UDRP forum accredited by ICANN in 2019, has issued its first reverse domain name hijacking decision. A three-person panel found that Klir Platform Europe Limited filed its case against klir.com in bad faith. The […]

Post link: CIIDRC issues its first reverse domain name hijacking ruling

© DomainNameWire.com 2021. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Threats don’t play well in cybersquatting disputes

These two domain owners tried to play hardball and got nothing. How you approach a potential buyer for your domain impacts what happens in a UDRP hearing. Here are two examples. A World Intellectual Property Organization ordered Magna.co transferred to Magna International Inc., a company that uses Magna.com. Magna is a dictionary word and the […]

Post link: Threats don’t play well in cybersquatting disputes

© DomainNameWire.com 2021. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading