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...]

University Of Florida Files UDRP On 18 Year Old FloridaGators.com

After a short 18 years the University of Florida apparently has filed a UDRP to gain control of the domain name FloridaGators.com The current website has the following disclaimer on it: Disclaimer: This website is in no way affiliated with the University of Florida, the University of Florida Athletic Association, or any sponsor or organization associated with any of them. This is a website … [Read more...]

After 11 Years Google Finally Gains Control Over The Domain GoogleTranslate.com

Google has won control over the domain name Googletranslate.com 11 years after it was registered,  in a one member UDRP panel decision. The domain name undoubtedly got a lot of traffic over the years making its owners a lot of money. The domain GoogleTranslate.com has an Alexa ranking in the US of 226,000 Why Google waited 11 years to go after a direct match .com of one of its popular … [Read more...]

Bolter.com Saved In UDRP Despite an Asking Price of Up To $99K

Impressons LLC of California lost its bid to grab the domain name Bolter.com in a UDRP The domain holder Stanley Pace was represented by Howard Neu. The three member panel of Fernando Triana, Esq, Debrett Lyons, Esq. and David Einhorn, Esq found that the Impression who just filed for a trademark last year did not establish common law rights in Bolter before the domain name was registered in … [Read more...]

Wiz Khalifa Wins Control Of 8 Domain Names

Wiz Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Thomaz just won control of 8 domain names either having his name, Wiz Khalifa or his brand Taylor Gang. A one member UDRP WIPO panel awarded taylorclothes.com taylorgang.biz taylorgang.info taylorgang.mobi taylorgang.tv taylorsgreen.com wizkhalifa.biz wizkhalifa.mobi Here is the highlights of the decision: "Complainant Cameron Thomas, … [Read more...]