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January, 2010

  • 6 January

    Pakistani grabs burjkhalifa.com

    When the UAE renamed the Burj Dubai as the Burj Khalifa this week, they apparently didn’t think the domain name of the world’s tallest building was important. While the skyscraper’s developers missed out on the domain, a lucky Pakistani was quick to grab it shortly after the name change was …

December, 2009

  • 24 December

    Netflix loses domain dispute over Netlix.com

    Anthony Fox of Tennessee, USA registered Netlix.com to launch the website for his web hosting service company called Netlix Inc. Little did he know that the DVD giant, now famous for dethroning Blockbuster Video would file a complaint of cybersquatting against him. The argument is that the name netlix.com is …

  • 14 December

    Cybersquatters lust after Tiger Woods domains

    With all the talk in the news of golf master Tiger Woods lusting after mistresses, cybersquatters have been lusting after domains bearing his name. Dozens of domains and sites related to the scandal are up for sale on eBay, including: TigersHarem.com TigerGotWood.com TigersLitter.com TigerTexts.com One cybersquatter declared: Tiger Woods and …

  • 4 December

    Domain name arbitration

    Coca-Cola has won rockncoke.net in a domain name arbitration case at the WIPO. The beverage company claimed the domain was confusing similar to its trademark and used in bad faith. The panel responsible for the ruling also believes that the registrant intended to sell the name to Coca-Cola and turn …

November, 2009

  • 16 November

    Cybersquatting plummits to an all-time low

    Analysis done by blog Domain Name Wire shows that cybersquatting is at an all-time low. The site took a look at the number of Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) filings for .com domains. It found that despite an increase in the quantity of registrations, the number of disputes …

  • 2 November

    Delta wins arbitration case

    Delta Airlines won a dispute over the domain delta-tickets.com at the WIPO last week. The name was originally registered by Jannie Blazek, a citizen of the Czech Republic. The one-person arbitration panel sided with Delta, agreeing with the airline that the domain was being used in bad faith. According to …

October, 2009

  • 28 October

    Kate Hudson initiates battle for KateHudson.com

    Award-winning actress Kate Hudson submitted a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum this week over the domain KateHudson.com. She is asking that the name be transferred to her. The registrant is Fei Zhu, a Shanghai resident. He has owned the name since 2006, but it will be hard for him …

  • 19 October

    Verizon goes after cybersquatters

    The cellular provider famous for its “Can you hear my now?” adverts is making itself heard. This week Verizon filed a number of lawsuits against cybersquatters. Some of the domains involved are varizon.com, vierzon.com, and virazon.com. These clearly infringe upon Verizon’s trademark. The company is demanding $100,000 per domain in …

  • 12 October

    Scammers target .ch and .li owners

    If you own a .ch (Switzerland) or .li (Lichtenstein) domain, watch out. SWITCH, the registry responsible for the two ccTLDs, has warned of a scam targeting registrants So far victims of the scam seem to all be businesses. Con artists will email or call a firm offering to sell it …

September, 2009

  • 23 September

    Yahoo seeks to get hands on Yahoo.tel

    Internet giant Yahoo recently filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum, arguing that it has rights to Yahoo.tel. The domain was registered on March 23, 2009 by David Blanco of Oviedo, Spain. Yahoo will likely win the dispute. Given the company’s vast web presence and many trademarks, how can …