Trademark Holders Make Cybersquatting Profitable By Failing To Act: BentleyMotorCars.com 9 Years Old

We have mentioned before that when it comes to the levels of  cybersquatting trademark holders have to share the blame by creating the ecosystem for high profits for those registering bang on trademark infringing domains and allowing them to be very profitabily parked for many year before taking action Today we see another one such case. Bentley Motors Limited just won a UDRP on … [Read more...]

Domain Holder Who Loses UDRP, Files Federal Court Case Over DirectorsChoice.com

Back in late December we wrote about the domain name DirectorsChoice.com which was lost in our opinion in a very bad UDRP decision. Today the domain holder, Russ Smith, pro se, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court For The District Of New Jersey pursuant to Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ("ACPA") 15 U.S.C. § 1114 (2)(D) (iv) and(v) to obtain a declaration of … [Read more...]

Yes Max Hardcore Will Be Bidding On MaxHardcore.com: “I’m Gonna Take It Back”

The porn star and producer Max Hardcore told XBIZ.com that he would be be bidding on the upcoming expired domain name auction of MaxHardcore.com. Over the weekend we wrote that the domain name MaxHardcore.com was in pending delete/renewal status and already had multiple backorders at Namejet.com The domain name is presently owned by the Department of Justice. XBIZ.com spoke to Max … [Read more...]

Survey Of Brand Strategies in the New gTLD Era Published By Largest Law Firm In France

Fidal, the largest lawfirm in France,  put out the results of a very detailed survey on new gtlds and how brands are using them. They conducted a survey that delved into a lot of topics that brands face when dealing with the new namespace. I read the whole report and I think it is well worth your time to take a look at and bookmark to refer back to. From the report: A large majority of … [Read more...]

Md.Org Lawsuit Withdrawn: Domain Is Transferred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...]