Owner Of UGN.com Forced to Defend UDRP Against Someone With No Trademark & No Proof

Talk about a waste of money. The owner of the domain name UGN.com just successfully defended a UDRP against UGN, Inc which was represented by Laura Petrolino of Arment Dietrich, Inc., Illinois The owner of the domain has owned it since at least 2001. Complainant had a trademark for the term UGN SOUND SOLUTIONS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY but not for one for UGN. The one member … [Read more...]

Vertical Axis Hit With UDRP on 8 Year Old Domain GlobeWay.com

Vertical Axis has just been  Hit With a UDRP on the domain name GlobeWay.com The domain according to DomainTools.com has been owned since at least 2007 and possibly 2006 by Vertical Axis. The domain name is parked to a very generic parking page. The Complainant is not yet listed. I don't see any federal trademark for the term Global Way, in the United States Database. However there … [Read more...]

An Example of Why People Still CyberSquat

Why do people still cybersquat ? That was a question posed a couple of weeks back on Namepros, and while I am not advocating it any way, I am going to give an example of how it still pays off in 2014. PluralSight.in sold on Wednesday for $16,000. The domain was registered in July of 2013, by a gentleman in China who just listed himself as Jeff. No last name, just Jeff. Well just Jeff regged … [Read more...]

3rd Reverse Domain Name Hijacking of The Day: Sin Spirits LLC Guilty On SinVodka.com

Sin Spirits LLC represented by George M. Dipp, Texas has been found Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) making it the third RDNH ruling of the day which must be a record, on the domain name SinVodka.com Respondent registered the disputed domain name on November 9, 1997 as evidenced by the Whois records. Complainant makes four attempts to negotiate a purchase of the disputed … [Read more...]

Citybankonline.com Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

CITY BANK (not CitiBank) whose site is CityBankOnline.com and CityBankTexas.com, represented by Kristi Dent of Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated, Texas, USA was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). The domain in question was CityBank.com. The three member panel UDRP panel of Fernando Triana, Esq, James A. Carmodym, and Dennis A. Foster, Esq said on the issue of RDNH: ""In … [Read more...]

Dealhunter A/S of Denmark Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking On DealHunter.com

A three member UDRP panel has found Dealhunter A/S of Frederiksberg, Denmark, represented by Aumento, Denmark guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name DealHunter.com The domain holder was represented by Ari Goldberger and Jason Schaeffer of ESQwire.com The domain name was registered in 1998. The Complainant was incorporated in 2007 and first registered its … [Read more...]

After Losing MyArt.com in UDRP, Fed Court Awards Owner Domain + Damages + Attorney Fees

According to a post on the site of the law firm Lewis & Lin, the domain owner of MyArt.com who lost a UDRP in April, filed a lawsuit in federal court and not only stopped the transfer of the domain name but got an award of statutory damages, attorney’s fees and litigation costs. We wrote about the UDRP back in April of this year and noted it was the 2nd UDRP filed by the same complaint on … [Read more...]