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Hummingbird.com UDRP (unsurprisingly) denied
This case was dead on arrival. Hummingbird RegTech, Inc. has failed to get the domain name hummingbird.com through a cybersquatting claim. The case was dead on arrival, and I’m a bit surprised that the panelist didn’t consider reverse dom...
Discussion
October 13, 2022, 3:02 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
WIPO panel finds Spanish entrepreneur magazine tried reverse domain name hijacking
Panel admonishes publisher for cybersquatting complaint. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found (pdf) that Revista Emprendedores S.L. engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. The company publishes a Spanish-language magazine call...
Discussion
October 12, 2022, 2:55 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
This week’s 17 end user domain name sales
An insulation company, a crypto service and a freelance marketplace bought domain names. Sedo’s top public sale this past week was fincas.com for €75,000. Google Translate says this translates in Spanish as “estates” or “...
Discussion
October 12, 2022, 1:22 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
UDRP doesn’t settle trademark disputes
Take your trademark disputes to court, not UDRP. Here’s a reminder to lawyers thinking about filing a cybersquatting case: UDRP is not a place to settle trademark disputes. That’s essentially what a dispute over SmartPrivacy.com is about....
Discussion
October 11, 2022, 4:22 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign gets another name spinning patent
The domain registry patented an improved way to select prefixes and suffixes for domain suggestions. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 11,468,336 (pdf) to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for Systems, devices, and methods for impr...
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October 11, 2022, 4:03 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Elon Musk’s SpaceX loses Starlink domain battle with Mexican company
SpaceX’s cybersquatting challenge fails. SpaceX has lost a cybersquatting challenge against a company in Mexico that registered the domain name starlinkmx.com. StarGroup is a company that offers telecommunications and entertainment services in ...
Discussion
October 10, 2022, 4:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Why the ICA matters – DNW Podcast #408
The role the ICA plays and how you can get involved. What is the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) and why is it important? On today’s show, I speak with ICA executive director Kamila Sekiewicz and general counsel Zak Muscovitch about what th...
Discussion
October 10, 2022, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Man sues GoDaddy after buying domain from someone whose account is locked
Man alleges he bought and paid for a domain that the seller can’t transfer to him. A Chinese man who says he bought 968 .com is suing GoDaddy after the seller was unable to transfer the domain to him. In the lawsuit (pdf), Yuming Hao states tha...
Discussion
October 7, 2022, 10:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Namecheap is behind legal pushback against Unstoppable Domains
Company’s Namebase business is funding legal challenge. NameBase, a Handshake domain platform owned by domain registrar Namecheap, is funding a legal challenge to Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains sued Gateway Registry, a rival to NameBa...
Discussion
October 6, 2022, 10:19 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Latest .com domain name leaders
These are the fastest growing and biggest domain name registrars for .com domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers June 2022. June ended the...
Discussion
October 6, 2022, 3:52 pm
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