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    UDRP TextMechanic owner tires reverse domain name hijacking

    The owner of a text manipulation tools site has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. Vantage Solutions, LLC, which operates TextMechanic, filed a cybersquatting dispute against knp376.com. If that has you scratching your head about “confusing similarity,” you’re not the only one...
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    UDRP TextMechanic owner tires reverse domain name hijacking

    The owner of a text manipulation tools site has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. Vantage Solutions, LLC, which operates TextMechanic, filed a cybersquatting dispute against knp376.com. If that has you scratching your head about “confusing similarity,” you’re not the only one...
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    trademark Yelp drops lawsuit, gets Yelp.ai

    Yelp Inc. concluded its trademark infringement lawsuit against a California individual and a business, alleging cybersquatting. At stake, was the domain name Yelp.ai. The dismissal with prejudice was filed as neither defendant Paul Moreno nor Moreno Roofing Co. responded to the complaint or...
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    trademark Yelp drops lawsuit, gets Yelp.ai

    Yelp Inc. concluded its trademark infringement lawsuit against a California individual and a business, alleging cybersquatting. At stake, was the domain name Yelp.ai. The dismissal with prejudice was filed as neither defendant Paul Moreno nor Moreno Roofing Co. responded to the complaint or...
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    UDRP Century.com: Domain name was challenged via the UDRP process

    The domain name Century.com was involved in a UDRP that challenged its ownership. Registered in 1993, the domain name now carries the title of, perhaps, the oldest gap between a domain’s registration and its UDRP filing: 30+ years. However, the Respondent in this case is a company located in...
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    UDRP Century.com: Domain name was challenged via the UDRP process

    The domain name Century.com was involved in a UDRP that challenged its ownership. Registered in 1993, the domain name now carries the title of, perhaps, the oldest gap between a domain’s registration and its UDRP filing: 30+ years. However, the Respondent in this case is a company located in...
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    UDRP Tencent.ai UDRP: Cybersquatting case includes bizarre ramblings from Respondent

    The UDRP involving the domain Tencent.ai included some bizarre ramblings by the Respondent. Instead of focusing on the present case, the Respondent defended his registration of numerous two-digit .ai domains, perhaps to prove that his portfolio doesn’t infringe, overall, on trademarks. Read More.
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    UDRP Tencent.ai UDRP: Cybersquatting case includes bizarre ramblings from Respondent

    The UDRP involving the domain Tencent.ai included some bizarre ramblings by the Respondent. Instead of focusing on the present case, the Respondent defended his registration of numerous two-digit .ai domains, perhaps to prove that his portfolio doesn’t infringe, overall, on trademarks. Read More.
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    domains SofiaVergara.com sold for $11.5k on GoDaddy; but why?

    Isn't this a clear example of a domain protected by ACPA? Should be an open and shut case as it's clear cybersquatting of a celebrity's name, no? Granted it's an expired domain but regardless.. I'm just curious what the mindset is behind purchasing a domain like this, especially at a relatively...
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    domains SofiaVergara.com sold for $11.5k on GoDaddy; but why?

    Isn't this a clear example of a domain protected by ACPA? Should be an open and shut case as it's clear cybersquatting of a celebrity's name, no? Granted it's an expired domain but regardless.. I'm just curious what the mindset is behind purchasing a domain like this, especially at a relatively...
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    UDRP IBA is no IBM

    Medical equipment company IBA tries reverse domain name hijacking. Some three letter trademarks are universally famous: think IBM and BMW. IBA is not one of them. Yet medical equipment company IBA SA tried to argue this in a cybersquatting complaint against Ousmane Ba, the owner of IBA.com. Ba...
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    UDRP IBA is no IBM

    Medical equipment company IBA tries reverse domain name hijacking. Some three letter trademarks are universally famous: think IBM and BMW. IBA is not one of them. Yet medical equipment company IBA SA tried to argue this in a cybersquatting complaint against Ousmane Ba, the owner of IBA.com. Ba...
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    domains Meta is suing Freenom

    Facebook parent company Meta has decided to fight back against the most serious perpetrators of phishing attacks against its service and social networks. The corporation is targeting Freenom, a domain name registrar which is seemingly involved in a web of companies created to facilitate...
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    domains Meta is suing Freenom

    Facebook parent company Meta has decided to fight back against the most serious perpetrators of phishing attacks against its service and social networks. The corporation is targeting Freenom, a domain name registrar which is seemingly involved in a web of companies created to facilitate...
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    trademark 4th Circuit: ACPA covers domain re-registrations still being considered cybersquatting

    Cybersquatters may violate federal law even if they aren’t the original registrants of the challenged domain, according to a ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a matter of first impression, the Fourth Circuit affirmed summary judgment against a Chinese company accused of...
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    trademark 4th Circuit: ACPA covers domain re-registrations still being considered cybersquatting

    Cybersquatters may violate federal law even if they aren’t the original registrants of the challenged domain, according to a ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a matter of first impression, the Fourth Circuit affirmed summary judgment against a Chinese company accused of...
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    UDRP Equefax.com: Typo-squatter lost domain after 20+ years

    A typo-squatter has lost the domain name Equefax.com after using it for more than two decades to monetize fat-fingering of the Equifax brand. The domain name was registered in 2002, at a time when UDRP filings were still few. The UDRP process was established in 1999. Equefax.com forwarded to...
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    UDRP Equefax.com: Typo-squatter lost domain after 20+ years

    A typo-squatter has lost the domain name Equefax.com after using it for more than two decades to monetize fat-fingering of the Equifax brand. The domain name was registered in 2002, at a time when UDRP filings were still few. The UDRP process was established in 1999. Equefax.com forwarded to...
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    UDRP Long-simmering circuit split on cybersquatting heats up with new ruling

    It’s not often that U.S. appellate courts are called upon to decide whether internet domain name owners that have re-registered website names can be held liable for cybersquatting. But it does happen. The appeals court held in The Prudential Insurance Company of America v. Shenzhen Stone Network...
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    UDRP Long-simmering circuit split on cybersquatting heats up with new ruling

    It’s not often that U.S. appellate courts are called upon to decide whether internet domain name owners that have re-registered website names can be held liable for cybersquatting. But it does happen. The appeals court held in The Prudential Insurance Company of America v. Shenzhen Stone Network...
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