How Did the UDRP Panel In Not Find Reverse Domain Name Hijacking?

Chooser S.A. of Jodoigne, Belgium just lost its attempt to grab the domain name in a UDRP. The Belgium company didn't have any registered trademark but attempted to grab the domain name based on a "common law mark" they alleged but could not prove, that they owned the domain back in "2010 when due to an error by someone in the IT department they let the domain drop." The UDRP … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson Working On An HIV Vaccine Buys Domain

It was reported earlier this month that Johnson & Johnson has been showing success with a preclinical trial for an HIV-1 vaccine: The article quotes lead author Dan H. Barouch, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at BIDMC and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School chatting about Johnson & Johnson vaccine: "We are very encouraged by the results of … [Read more...]

.Online Tops 550 Sunrise Registrations With 15 Days To Go

Radix the owner of the new gTLD .Online told today that the number of Sunrise domain name registrations for .Online by trademark holders have exceeded 550 with over 15 days to go. The .Online Sunrise period for trademark holders ends on 17th August, and will be followed by an Early Access Phase from 19th to 26th Aug. General Availability starts on August 26th, 2015. The … [Read more...]

Frank Schilling Sells To Maker of Grand Theft Auto For Launch This Week

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (2K Games) TTWO (NASDAQ)  has purchased the domain name which was owned by Frank Schilling’s Name Administration Inc. and has put up a website to launch its new Mafia III game, which is set for "worldwide reveal" on August 5, 2015 according to the new site. I had reported several Mafia 3 domain registrations by Take-Two in early July 2015, which … [Read more...] Reports Over $1 Million In Domain Sales In July just reported over $1 Million in domain name sales in July led by which sold for $555,050 As usual, only sales of $2,000 or more are included in the report and only those domain names that were paid for by the end of … [Read more...]

Trump Trademarked “Make America Great Again” in 2012 but Missed The .Com When Dropped in 2014

Its pretty hard to find a picture of Donald Trump in the last few weeks not wearing a baseball cap with his now famous tag line of the his 2016 Presidential run of "Make America Great Again' You might be surprised to find out that The Donald filed a trademark on the term back in November 2012. However the trademark was filed for opposition in 2013 and not finally granted until July, 14th … [Read more...]

Mobile Now Accounts for Close to Half of China’s Retail eCommerce Sales

A new report from shows that China is far more mobile than the U.S. when it comes to ecommerce. Over 87% of all users in China regularly access the Internet with a mobile phone vs 74.6% in the U.S. From the report: This estimate puts retail mcommerce sales in China at nearly 450% of those in the US, where such sales are expected to rise 32.2% in 2015. Even more striking, in the … [Read more...]