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July, 2010

  • 19 July

    Paris Hilton files domain dispute

    Paris Hilton, a celebrity and heiress to the Hilton fortune, has filed a dispute with the WIPO over the domain paris-hilton-perfume.net. She contends that the domain violates the “Paris Hilton” trademark. This dispute was more than likely filed by one of Paris Hilton’s legal representatives. This is a good thing, …

  • 7 July

    Verizon wins control of VerizonWireless.com

    In a huge victory for Verizon, the company has won a dispute it filed with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain VerizonWireless.com. The company markets itself as “Verizon Wireless,” so having this name is very valuable. This case is interesting because the arbitration panel ruled that the domain was …

  • 5 July

    Cable giant Charter loses domain dispute

    Charter Communications, an American ISP and cable company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009, lost an arbitration dispute this week over the name charterbusiness.com. Charter claimed the domain violated a number of its trademarks and alleged that the owner was using it in bad faith because. The name …

  • 1 July

    French publisher loses domain dispute

    Usually big companies win domain disputes. In this instance, however, French publisher Editions Milan tried to abuse the WIPO domain arbitration system and ended up screwing itself over in the process. It all started when American soldier Steve Hill registered kokeshi.com in 2001. He registered the single-keyword domain because of …

June, 2010

  • 23 June

    Microsoft wins xboxonline.com domain

    After filing a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum, Microsoft has won control of the domain xboxonline.com. The Redmond company claimed the owner registered the name in bad faith and that its use violated Microsoft’s trademark on “XBox.” It’s no surprise that the NAF agreed with Microsoft. The company further …

  • 16 June

    Yahoo obtains Flicker.com domain

    Yahoo’s Flickr.com is the most popular photo sharing site online, but for years the site has been missing out on traffic from users who misspelled the name as “Flicker.com.” According to changes in the name’s WHOIS records, Yahoo now has control over it. According to technology news site Softpedia, acquiring …

May, 2010

  • 18 May

    Apple, Gucci win domain disputes

    Apple won an important victory with the WIPO this week after it was given control of the name itunes.com.mx. I’m sure Cupertino lost quite a bit Mexican traffic to this domain and owning it will help it protect the Apple brand. The company is also the first multinational corporation to …

  • 13 May

    Candidate in Sheriff's election files cybersquatting lawsuit

    Ed Teal, a Republican candidate in the Marshall County, Alabama Sheriff’s election, has filed a cybersquatting lawsuit against his opponent, Sheriff Chief Deputy Doug Gibbs. He alleges that the incumbent purposely registered some 19 domains, such as VoteEdTeal.com and EdTealforSheriff.com, to hinder his use of the Internet in the election. …

  • 11 May

    Facebook initiates dispute over Facebook.me


    Facebook has filed a dispute with the WIPO over the domain Facebook.me, which is currently owned by UAE citizen Amjad Abbas. This is just one of many ccTLDs the site has gone after lately. Interestingly, the name’s current owner has it redirecting to Facebook.com. Why he would do is unclear …

  • 7 May

    Baylor takes down cybersquatter

    When company Transure Enterprise registered baylorcme.com and fansofbaylor.com and offered them to Baylor University for $500, the last thing it probably expected was to end up in an arbitration dispute. Because the Waco, Texas, university has a trademark for “Baylor University,” it took the cybersquatter to the National Arbitration Forum. …

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