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Pro-Palestine website spreads fear among Massachusetts’ Jews

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A number of news platforms have reported about the presence of a controversial Pro-Palestine domain name that seems to disrupt the environment in Massachusetts. The website has caused special trouble for the Jewish community living there.  The domain name of the website hasn’t been announced yet. This has been done to stop the spread of the content of the unsettling website. The website...

EU’s approval for Turkish trademark enrages Greece

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Türkiye, or Turkey is going through a lot of name changes. Just recently the country changed her name. We also reported about how Turkish Airlines is also going to be renamed.  Now, a trademark filed by Türkiye is creating trouble. The country filed a trademark application for TURKAEGEAN  at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). This trademark application was accepted which has...

Who gets CocoChoco.com?

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Some names are strategic because of its popularity or the meaning that it imparts. However, certain uncommon words that are funny to pronounce can also be a prospective brand name.  Forum witnessed a unique case regarding the use and registration of the domain name CocoChoco.com. Interestingly, none of the parties manufacture chocolate!  The Complainant here was G.R. GLOBAL COSMETICS...

Russian entity tries to infringe upon HELBIZ

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The first criteria for a domain resolution procedure is the presence of confusing similarity between the disputed domain name and the Complainant’s trademarks. However, this is easier said than done and can be many times confusing, as well.  WIPO arbitrated in an interesting domain name dispute regarding a Russian Respondent. The domain name in question here was HBZnews.com.  The...

Veho.fi denied ownership of Veho.com

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Legal procedures are based on facts and evidence. There are instances when a seemingly stronger side might lose the arbitration, in a situation where it lacks strong evidence to prove a key element of the case, as demonstrated in our current story. WIPO was presented with a tough battle against the 4-lettered domain name Veho.com. The Complainant here is a  Finland based firm Veho Oy Ab, Finland...

To get the domain, man files complaint against McAfee

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Stories about Domain Disputes are interesting as it gives us a list of dos and don’ts, while establishing our businesses. We can course correct our intuitions based upon the panel proceedings. However, there are numerous cases where the Complaint is filed arbitrarily and without anything substantial.  Forum witnessed a peculiar case where an individual Complainant was up against the major...

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority issues clarification on centralised DNS

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Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has issued a clarification setting aside several claims, aiming towards the centralisation of DNS by the authority. This clarification has come after the PTA has announced some changes in the domain name redressal policies.  PTA had earlier announced about tightening the noose on domain names presenting content deemed illegal by the Government. In order to do...

Cloudflare outage brings World Wide Web to a standstill

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Cloudflare, an American company that manages the external facing resources, such as websites, of companies faced a peculiar problem. A number of its affiliate companies went unreachable today.  We would also like to inform you that all these websites are now back online and the problem behind the outage was sorted. After some time Cloudflare itself came with a very detailed explanation of...

McDonald’s replacement in Russia launches new Logo

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In an earlier post, we had talked about how McDonald’s was leaving the Russian market due to the ongoing tension. The popular restaurant chain sold over 850 restaurants in the country.  The restaurants were acquired by one of McDonald’s local licensee Alexander Govor at an undisclosed amount. The name of the new company that will be built over the remains of McDonald’s...

WhatsApp to roll customised Domain Names features

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WhatsApp is cooking something awesome for us all. WABetaInfo has reported that the instant messaging application is going to roll out two premium new features. And one of them is a customized domain name feature.  Before we delve into the features it is important to note that these features are not free. What? So, WhatsApp is going to charge us now? No, no. Wait. WhatsApp Business is going to...

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