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Microsoft wins Bing domain names

Corporate giant Microsoft won a complaint it filed with the National Arbitration Forum over seven domains: bingcamera.com,bingfinancing.com,directorybing.com,drugstorebing.com,girlsbing.com,marketingbing.com and mediabing.com. The company claimed that the domains were confusingly similar to its Bing search engine trademark. The registrant, Yaoxin Liu, did not contest Microsoft’s claims. Personally, I don’t see why Liu registered …

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Domain news recap

The domain world never sleeps. Here’s a recap of what’s happened over the last few days: 1. WeddingGift.com and WeddingGifts.com sold together for $160,000 USD. The buyer was smart to grab both names, but in my opinion, he overpaid. 2. In what is probably one of the biggest disappointments so …

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Qant.as sells for $1.3 million

Qant.as, a domain that resembles you know, the Australian airline Qantas, was sold for $1.35 million USD. The seller, Dominic Holland, said in a statement, “The domain name Qant.as could be snapped up by a competitor so damage to Qantas’s business could be in the millions of dollars.” The .as …

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Disney, Coke win domain domain disputes

Two large companies, Disney and Coca-Cola, have won domain disputes this week. Disney won the names diseny.com and dsiney.com after filing a trademark complaint with the National Arbitration Forum. The registration of these names clearly constitutes typosquatting. Because the owner did not want to take part in the proceedings, Disney …

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Microsoft wins dispute over wapbing.net

In yet another dispute regarding its Bing.com search engine, corporate giant Microsoft has won the domain wapbing.net. The Redmond company claimed the name violated its trademark for “Bing” and filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum. Microsoft also claimed that the registrant intended for the domain to be deliberately …

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