Md.Org Lawsuit Withdrawn: Domain Is Transferred

Last year we wrote about a lawsuit over the domain name MD.org which sold for a NameJet.com record selling price of  $555,650.00 to the high bidder ID of ‘Winters” In April of 2013 Namejet.comm along with the Seller of the domain Privacy LLC, (Privacy), filed a lawsuit against several parties for non-payment of the winning bid. Ownership of the domain name MD.org transferred yesterday … [Read more...]

Aeropostale Wins 1st Uniform Rapid Suspension Appeal On Aeropostale.Uno

The clothing company Aeropostale has won what we believe is the first appeal of a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding. Back in April a URS examiner  Alan L. Limbury,denied the Complaint of  Aeropostale Procurement Company on the domain name aeropostale.uno finding that "Complainant here submitted with its complaint copies of the certificates of registration of seven United States … [Read more...]

Godaddy Sued For $50 Million By Russian Millionaire Konstantin Malofeev

According to Courthousenews.com, GoDaddy.com has been sued for $50 million by A Russian millionaire claiming Godaddy defamed him by hosting a number of websites that accuse him of fraud. Konstantin Malofeev sued GoDaddy, Domains by Proxy and John Doe - the anonymous operator of the websites - on Dec. 14 Malofeev claims he is a businessman, politician, and chairman of the board of directors … [Read more...]

RiskIQ.com Files Suit Again Risk.io For Federal Trademark Infringement

RiskIQ.com. sued Risk.IO, for trademark infringement and unfair competition based upon Risk IO’s having improperly and willfully used the names, yesterday in the United States District Court in the Northern District Of California San Francisco Division for trademark infringement asking for disgorgement of profits, for civil penalties, and for preliminary and permanent injunctions enjoining Risk … [Read more...]

Nissan Files 12 Separate URS Cases On New gTLD’s Spending Over 50% The Cost Of What A Block Would Have Cost

Nissan which sold Z.com for $6.8 million dollars a few weeks ago filed 12 separate Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) cases with the National Arbitration Forum over the weekend. For about 3K per brand, or $9K Nissan could have bought a block with Donuts which would have blocked any of new gTLD domain name in these three brands from being registered over all Donuts extensions, which I believe all of … [Read more...]

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...]