Tag Archives: Reverse domain name hijacking

Tue 16th February 2016
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Domain name financier gets RDNH win - China ready, but not ready for a UDRP. Domain name investor Warren Weitzman has successfully defended his domain name ChinaReady.com, and the panel found complainant China Ready and Accredited Pty Ltd to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking by bringing the case. The complainant uses the lengthy domain name chinareadyandaccredited.com. It claimed first use of the “China Ready” mark dating to 2012. But Weitzman registered ChinaReady.com back in 2006. See the problem for the complainant? ... read more ...
Thu 11th February 2016
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Carman's Fine Foods is a retreat domain name hijacker - Australian company nailed for abusing cybersquatting dispute policy proceedings. An Australian seller of cereals and granola has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a .au Dispute Resolution Policy dispute. Carman’s Fine Foods went after the owner of Carmans.com.au, whose name is Ross Wayne Carman. Mr. Carmen used the domain name for one of his businesses. The complainant made some silly arguments, including: The Respondent’s surname is distinct from his former business ... read more ...
Fri 29th January 2016
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Another Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision, though I'm not so sure - Was reverse domain name hijacking really justified in this case? I usually gripe about UDRP panels finding in favor of the respondent but not going the extra step of finding the complainant guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. This morning I read a decision from Czech Arbitration Court in which the panelist found the complainant guilty of reverse domain name hijacking, but I’m not sure it was warranted. Perhaps the panelist just didn’t do a good job of wording his decision. NanoTemper Technologies ... read more ...
Fri 15th January 2016
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Vodex Communications nailed for retreat domain name hijacking - Serial entrepreneur defends 17-year-old domain name. California company filed a UDRP against a domain name registered many years before it existed.Serial entrepreneur Taro Gold has successfully defended his domain name Vodex.com in a UDRP. The panel found complainant Vodex Communications to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking by bringing the suit. Business telecom company Vodex Communications uses the longer VodexCommunications.com domain name, which it registered in 2012. The company registered ... read more ...
Tue 12th January 2016
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Lighting association Interlight is a retreat domain name hijacker - Poorly formed case was dead on arrival. Indiana company International Lighting Corporation has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Interlight.com. The company uses the domain Interlight.biz, and wanted to upgrade to the .com. However, its case was extremely poorly formed and it was dead on arrival: The owner of Interlight.com has owned it since 1997, well before the complainant received registered rights in the name. It claimed use of the mark dating to 1993 but ... read more ...
Mon 4th January 2016
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1st Reverse Domain Hijacking Finding of The Year & Bretzel Ditsch GmbH Of Germany is Guilty - Bretzel Ditsch GmbH from Mainz, Germany, represented by Horak Attorneys, Germany was found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on the domain name Ditsch.com which was registered on June 28, 1998. To the best of our knowledge this is the first RDNH finding of 2016 (although the decision was entered on December 24th but just published by WIPO today) At some point the Bretzel Ditsch was offered the domain name for EUR 10,000 but they declined and started this UDRP. The original decision was written ... read more ...
 
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Stanley Pace sues for purported Reverse Domain Name Hijacking - Pace sues after losing UDRP to dancewear company. Stanley Pace, a Texas resident who has faced his fair share of UDRP complaints, lost another one last month. A three member UDRP panel ordered the domain name Yumiko.com transferred to dancewear company Yumiko, LLC. He’s fighting back to halt the transfer and is asking for damages under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act for reverse domain name hijacking. Pace filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas on December ... read more ...
Mon 21st December 2015
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Frank Schilling gets RDNH win on 3 minute domain name - Complainant failed to disclose prior negotiations. With the help of attorney John Berryhill, Frank Schilling has successfully defended his three letter domain name DKY.com in a UDRP. And, even though Berryhill didn’t ask for a finding of reverse domain name hijacking, the panel rightfully determined the complainant to have filed the case in abuse of the policy. The complainant was Dumankaya Yapi Malzemeleri San. Ve Tic. A.S of Istanbul, Turkey, represented by AYDIN AYDIN Law Firm, Turkey. It started ... read more ...
Tue 24th November 2015
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New Forests Asset Management is a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker - Company filed dead-on-arrival UDRP after failing to purchase domain name it wanted. After failing to buy NewForests.com, the asset management firm went the unethical route.New Forests Asset Management Pty Limited of North Sydney, Australia has been found to have engaged in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking over the domain name NewForests.com. The asset management firm uses the Australian country code domain name NewForests.com.au. The company filed a UDRP against NewForests.com despite not having been ... read more ...
Thu 12th November 2015
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Reverse Domain Hijacking Found On 21 Year Old TPP.com Owned by Thomson Reuters - A three member UDRP panel found that “The Preferred Prepaid, Inc. d/b/a TPP represented by Clifford D. Hyra, of Virginia, engaged in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) in attempting to grab the three letter domain name TPP.com which was registered in 1994 by Thomson Reuters. The three member panel of The Honourable Neil Anthony Brown QC, Clive Elliott, QC and Darryl C. Wilson found the facts of this case “present overwhelming evidence that Complainant has engaged in reverse domain name hijacking”. Here ... read more ...
Tue 27th October 2015
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Paessler AG guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking - Company didn’t disclose partnership in cybersquatting complaint. An Australian software company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking after withholding key information in a cybersquatting dispute. Paessler AG of Nürnberg, Germany, represented by IP Service International Pty Ltd, filed a case under the .au Dispute Resolution Policy over the domain names paessler.com.au and prtg.com.au. Paessler uses the domain name Paessler.com for its website. The panel found that the ... read more ...
Mon 28th September 2015
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Blackjack.com: A singular RDNH in an "outside a scope" UDRP - Panel rules reverse domain name hijacking in Blackjack.com dispute. A three person National Arbitration Forum panel has found the complainants in a UDRP over Blackjack.com to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. You’re probably not surprised about an RDNH in a case for a million dollar generic like Blackjack.com. What is unique is that the panel also found the entire case outside the scope of the UDRP. Most of the time, when a panel comes to this determination, it doesn’t consider RDNH. ... read more ...
Thu 24th September 2015
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Male encouragement association nailed for RDNH over Maximize.com - Nucell, LLC, seller of a “male enhancement” product, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Maximize.com A three person Czech Arbitration Court panel wrote a scathing finding of reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH), and it was warranted. The owner of the domain name bought it in 2008 for $10,000. The complainant, which may not have been an active company at the time, started harassing the domain name owner a few years later, according to the decision. It doesn’t ... read more ...
Tue 15th September 2015
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Foundation Fitness nailed for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on Stages.com - Seller of Stages exercise bikes abused UDRP in effort to get Stages.com domain name. Portland, Oregon company Foundation Fitness engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain name Stages.com, a World Intellectual Property Organization panel has ruled. The company sells stationary exercise bikes under the brand Stages Cycling. In this case, the registrant of the domain name bought it in the aftermarket in 2014. This was after trademarks were issued to the complainant. Still, the panel determined ... read more ...
Fri 4th September 2015
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Emazing.nl nailed for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking - Web design firm in Netherlands is a reverse domain name hijacker. Web design firm Emazing B.V., which uses the domain name Emazing.nl, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Emazing.com. Amazingly, Emazing’s lawyers seem to have really shot themselves in the foot: they submitted a supplemental filing that was key to the RDNH finding. The owner of Emazing.com registered the domain name before the complainant had a trademark for Emazing. But Emazing.com ... read more ...
Wed 22nd July 2015
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$50,000 chastisement for filing a whimsical UDRP! - Company pays big bucks after filing losing UDRP. A Belgium maker of ultrasound equipment has paid $50,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from a frivolous UDRP it filed. SDT International filed a UDRP for the domain named SDT.com last year. The domain name is owned by Nat Cohen’s Telepathy, and SDT had tried to purchase the domain name before filing the complaint. (Cohen was on the Domain Name Wire Podcast recently, discussing similar frivolous cases). Upon receipt of the UDRP, Cohen reached out to ... read more ...
Fri 26th June 2015
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Wirecard nailed for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking - Big payments company abused UDRP policy to try to get valuable domain name for cheap. Publicly traded payments company Wirecard AG has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Boon.com. The company, which has a market capitalization of 4.37 billion euros, filed a UDRP after failing to acquire the domain name Boon.com for a future payments services brand. In its complaint, Wirecard mentioned that it has been around since 1999 and had 2013 turnover of about a ... read more ...
Fri 15th May 2015
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Doh! UDRP complainant admits domain name not purebred in bad faith - Complainant tries to argue that domain name owner forfeited rights to domain name by not using it. A simple call to a lawyer could have prevented a Minnesota dog charity from being labeled a reverse domain name hijacker. Can Do Canines, which owns the domain name can-do-canines.org, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name candocanines.org. The respondent didn’t have to do much to persuade panelist Nathalie Dreyfus. After all, the complainant admitted ... read more ...
Wed 6th May 2015
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Organizer of "Great Run" events intent in retreat domain name hijacking - Panel finds that group brought was attempting to reverse domain name hijack GreatRun.com. Nova International Limited, the company that organizes the Great Run series of events, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a UDRP for GreatRun.com. The complainants use the domain name GreatRun.org, which it registered in 2002. Panelist Gabriela Kennedy gave three reasons she believes Nova International brought its case in abuse of the policy: 1. It likely chose a .org domain ... read more ...
Fri 24th April 2015
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Orient Express Travel Group intent in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking - Australian company didn’t disclose prior purchase attempt and its rights post-dated domain registration. A three person World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found Australian travel company Orient Express Travel Group to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. The travel company filed an aUDRP against the domain name etg.com.au. It uses the domain name etg.travel. The panel found that Orient Express Travel Group was less-than-forthcoming in its aUDRP filing. It didn’t disclose ... read more ...
Mon 13th April 2015