Nat Cohen’s Telepathy Files Federal Lawsuit Over The Domain SDT.com

Domain investor Nat Cohen's Telepathy, Inc. just filed a federal lawsuit against SDT INTERNATIONAL of Brussels, Belgium, over the domain name SDT.com after it rejected a $400 offer that got worked up all the way to $1,000. Actually the Brussels company filed a UDRP with WIPOUDRP with the case number D2014-1870. Mr. Cohen is represented by David Weslow, Esq, and decided to take the case to … [Read more...]

Law Enforcement Cracks Down on the Dark Web, Seizes 400 .onion domains

We have had news stories before about international law enforcement agencies banding together to take down websites that deal in illicit goods or counterfeit merchandise. Yesterday the U.S, Canada and European agencies made another round of takedowns, the difference this time is that they hit the "Dark Web" websites using stuff like the onion router or TOR. USA Today covered the story: Police … [Read more...]

Registrant Of Playboy.London Wants To Keep The Domain For His unborn Child Hoping Its A Boy

Standard.co.uk just published a blog post entitled "Property boss at war with Playboy over Dot London domain name" Michael Ross, director of CNM estates, registered the domain name Playboy.London after the publishing company failed to register the domain name in the Sunrise period that was opened to trademark holders According to Mr. Ross, he received a strongly worded letter from its Los … [Read more...]

After Suspended 2,359 Domains, London’s Police IP Crime Unit Gets £3 million in Funding

According to a press release out overnight, The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has been given £3 million in funding to ensure its existence to at least 2017. The IP Crime Group report 2013/2014 notes PIPCU has already investigated more than £29 million worth of IP crime and has suspended 2,359 domain names. IPCU was also involved in the review of Nominet’s … [Read more...]

Wiley Rein Files Suit Over 14 Stolen Domain Names: 9 Are 3 Letter .com’s

The law firm of Wiley Rein this week filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of an e-commerce company that had 14 domain names stolen by computer hackers based in China from a Godaddy Account. The case, Acme Billing Company v. John Doe, was filed on October 21, 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by David Weslow of Wiley Rein LLP. The domain names mentioned in … [Read more...]

High Court in the UK: ISP Must Block Sites Selling Counterfeit Goods

According to Theguardian.com, The High Court in the UK has ruled that Internet Service Providers (ISP) must try to block sites selling counterfeit goods at their own cost. "The case was brought by luxury brands in the Richemont/Cartier group, demanding that the UK’s five major ISPs – BSkyB, BT, EE, TalkTalk, and VirginMedia – block six websites sporting fake versions of their brands and … [Read more...]

WARNING: Stolen Domain Names Slash.com & County.com Are Being Shopped Around

We have received a report from Andrew Rosener of MediaOptions.com that at least two domain names, Slash.com & County.com have been stolen from NetworkSolutions.com and are being shopped around for sale. In a email Andrew wrote: "I wanted to notify everyone that we have just discovered a domain theft at Network Solutions which I do not believe is an isolated incident." "So far it … [Read more...]