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Can Liberty Puzzles LLC get LibertyPuzzle.com?

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There are endless different combinations that can be applied to a domain name that gives it another secondary meaning. However, what is the degree of change that is permissible as compared to a previously registered domain name? Can the change of an alphabet to a name already registered, give it an entirely different meaning? Different enough that competitors can use it? Liberty Puzzles, LLC is a...

4 lettered domain name attracts RDNH

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Short lettered domain names are always in demand. These short names can be used as sleek and funky company names or they can be used as an acronym for a long company name. Such domains are thus wanted by many, sometimes there can be competing wants and this clash of wants results in domain name disputes. Law and Business Enterprises Worldwide S.L. is a company based in Spain. The company provides...

Luxhosting.com brings together Website.de, E-hosting.lu and  Letzebuerg.net

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LuxHosting is Europe’s fastest and customer friendly web hosting company. Situated in Luxembourg, the company has added the name of the small country in it as well. The company has announced that it has integrated within itself three different host companies. These include Website.de, E-hosting.lu and Letzebuerg.net. LuxHosting intends to develop an integration where the assets as well as clients...

US based Dentist registers domain name to exploit software company

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Registering domain names related to popular brands for malicious purposes is nothing new. This can be used for typosquatting or attracting traffic due to similarity in the name. However sometimes, this can also be used to exploit a small scale business and demand large sums in return for the domain name. Let’s see it more closely through the domain name dispute surrounding Dentally.com. The...

Spanish man fails to secure domain over its Portuguese meaning

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Sometimes similar sounding terms can have different meanings in different languages. Although these are pretty common and observed in all the languages, domain names give an economic angle to this. Sometimes, trademarks over a mark might mean something else in a different language. Sergio Juan Canamasas Español, a Spanish citizen filed a complaint at WIPO regarding the registration and use of the...

Quad9 joins Cyber Threat Alliance

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Quad9 is a prominent recursive DNS resolver. The Swiss organization is the only global public resolver, to not operate for profit but for public welfare. The organization is now going to join the alliance of the world’s most prolific cybersecurity entities: Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA). CTA is a conglomeration of cybersecurity leaders that work to uphold global security. CTA has categorized its...

Which domain name dispute gave the 500th RDNH?

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Most of the complaints in UDRP either succeed or are denied. There are only a few instances of RDNH being awarded to the Complainant. However, UDRP procedures marked their 500th RDNH with the domain name YouSwitch.biz. Both the parties involved in this domain dispute have a history of difference over their name. The Complainant here is USwitch Ltd, which was established in 2000. The complainant...

Is trademark search necessary before registering a domain name?

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Domain names play a huge role in a company’s branding. There can be possible cases where someone registers a domain name that might be infringing upon someone else’s trademarks and brand names. Hence a little search is always advised before registering a domain name. However, is it absolutely necessary? Let’s see what the WIPO has to say. Delta Dental Plans Association is a company that works...

When an environment company was handed RDNH over its complaint

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Environment awareness is spreading across the world as the effects of climate change begin to dawn upon us. People have become sensitive to the climate and are actively talking about it. However, in the realms of legal procedures, the laid down regulations still hold the superiority. Even against the prevailing notions of civility and righteousness. Ecostream LLC is a company that provides water...

Chain’s CEO acquires Patriots.eth

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The Crypto industry is aggressively entering every nook and corner of modern businesses. The National Football League is no different. Recently, legislation was passed allowing teams to integrate with Blockchain companies. Post this, collaborations were initiated, starting with Dallas Cowboys and Blockchain.com. Now, the New England Patriots have joined the party as well. The NFL’s New...

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