One Member UDRP Panel Finds Reverse Domain Name Hijacking On GreatRun.com

Nova Holdings Limited, Nova International Limited, and G.R. Events Limited, of Newcastle upon Tyne, of the UK represented by Bond Dickinson LLP, the United Kingdom (the "Complainants") was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on the domain name GreatRun.com On the issue of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking the one member panel of Gabriela Kennedy found "the evidence presented by … [Read more...]

HolidayRentals.com Saved In UDRP For The 2nd Time

HomeAway, Inc. of Austin, Texas lost its bid to grab the generic domain name holidayrentals.com in a UDRP. The domain name HolidayRentals.com was saved in a UDRP back in 2002. The domain holder Timothy Hall of the United Kingdom was represented by UDRP POLICE DBS, United Kingdom and was the domain holder for the 2002 UDRP decision as well Here are the highlights of the three panel … [Read more...]

StormGuard.com Saved In UDRP

Storm Guard Franchise Systems, LLC v.just lost its bid to grab the domain name StormGuard.com which was just registered on February 6, 2014 The domain owner was represented by ESQwire.com A majority of the three member panel of Willem J. H. Leppink, The Hon Neil Brown Q.C. found that the domain was generic and since the registrant was located in South Korea is was unlikely that they knew … [Read more...]

Web.com Awarded Netsol.Domains in UDRP

A one member panel ruled in favor of Web.com with regards to the domain name Netsol.domains. The registrant was based out of Spain and it seems tried to sell the domain for $5,000. The registrant did say that the name along with other infringing domains were registered  as part of an automated list generated from software created by Respondent that was designed to generate a list of “best search … [Read more...]

Walmart Files UDRP on New gTLD Domain Walmart.LGBT

      Walmart has filed a UDRP on the new gTLD domain Walmart.lgbt. The new domain extension .LGBT,  for those that may not know,  "is the first internet address created specifically for connecting with the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender community." and is operated by Afilias. Interestedly just a couple of months ago Walmart came out against the "Anti-LGBT … [Read more...]

14 Year Old 4 Letter .Com Lost in UDRP To Trademark Filed in 2012: GECU.com

A one member UDRP panel has just handed over a 14 year old, four letter .com domain, GECU.com to GECU of Texas The domain holder registered the domain gecu.com on June 29, 2001. Terry F. Peppard the Panelist found the credit union had common law trademark rights going back to 1998 even though the trademark was not filed until 2012. Interestedly GECU.org is owned by another credit union, … [Read more...]

Owner of WordPress Hit With UDRP On The Domain Name Thesis.com

The owner of WordPress.com, Automattic, Inc, has been hit with a UDRP on the domain name Thesis.com which they seemed to have acquired in September  2014. The domain name is registered through Mark Monitor. The domain was owned by Facultylounge.com Partners until it was purchased by The domain name Thesis.com is being forward to Themeshaper.com which is of course also owned by Automattic, … [Read more...]