CategoryDomain Disputes

All .eu domain names held by UK, cancelled

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Yesterday, all .eu domain names under UK citizens and organizations were cancelled permanently. This marked the completion of the long .eu domain names adaptation to Brexit.  The process had started at the beginning of the last year itself. At the start of 2021, a number of domain names showed a ‘suspended’ sign. The domain names could have been reinstated once the registrant showed the necessary...

When Ferrari schooled two domain names

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Ferrari once had a very interesting interaction with two domain names.  The case originated from a slight inconvenience people had with Ferrari. Old Ferrari cars’ wiring diagrams in the manuals were very difficult to understand. They were poorly written, improperly scanned, used Italian nomenclature and were all black wired. People needed an easier version, but Ferrari didn’t...

Domain Story: RegalGames.com

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The domain name RegalGames.com was at the center of a dispute between a toy and games company and a private individual. The Complainant was Regal Games LLC while the Respondent was Wolfgang Sauer. The Complainant has the trademark rights over the term ‘Regal Games’. The Complainant argues that the Respondents domain name is confusingly similar to its trademarks as well as domain name Regal-games...

Who will win between French President Emmanuel Macron and a domain name?

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The French President, Emmanuel Macron is all prepared for his election due this year. He and his party La République En Marche!, are working and preparing for the best outcomes. However, this domain name stands in their way. This all starts with cartoons. France and cartoons have a way of going together, in whatever way they may be. Allan Barte is a cartoonist who drew Macron’s cartoon, often...

Changes in the Dispute Resolution Policy of .tr

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Turkey is going to change Domain Resolution Policies related to .tr domain names. The Information Communications and Technology Authority (ICTA) has proposed a Draft Communiqué on Dispute Resolution Mechanism. The Draft Communiqué has several new propositions as compared to the previous one. There were certain provisions regarding the eligibility of Dispute Resolution Service Providers (DRSP)...

Cloudflare receives DMCA Subpoena to disclose domain name details

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Cyber Scams are nasty aren’t they? What is more nasty is the fact that a very small percentage of perpetrators behind these scams actually get caught. But what if domain name registering agencies disclosed the identity of fraudulent domain name holders?  Digital Millennium Copyright Act Services Ltd. (DMCA) has handed a subpoena to Cloudflare regarding the disclosure of information...

Court fines the operators of pirated domain name

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A US court has fined the operators of a Ukraine based chain of piracy sites. The US Court for the Western District of Washington has decided against one Kiss Library for infringing upon the copyrighted products of the plaintiffs. The Plaintiffs were several writers, Penguin Random House LLC and Amazon Content Services LLC. Kiss Library operated through a network of malicious domain names. The...

Domain Story: Lumos.com

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The domain name Lumos.com was under dispute a few months ago. The Complainant in the case was Gridiron Fiber Corp. and Lumos Networks. The Respondent was Yui Quan, who is a domain name investor. The Complainant argued that it has trademark rights over the term ‘Lumos Networks’. The domain name Lumos.com was confusingly similar to its own trademarks and domain name LumosNetworks.com. It contested...

JRR Tolkien based Domain name and Cryptocurrency banned

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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in its ruling, has banned a Cryptocurrency that had been named after the late writer JRR Tolkien. The Organization has also stopped the operation of a domain name owned by the company that was very similar to the writer’s name.  The Cryptocurrency that we are talking about was named JRR Token. They operated on the domain name JRRToken.com...

17 Major pirated domain names blocked

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In what might be considered a huge win for the Creative Entertainment industry, 17 Major Piracy Domain Names have been blocked by an injunction in a UK court. All the majority ISPs would not allow access to these blocked domain names.  Different big Hollywood Studios including Disney and Netflix were up against these domain names. All of these Studios and Netflix collectively formed the...

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