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July, 2010

  • 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 …

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 …

  • 11 June

    Abusive X-Box domains transferred to Microsoft

    Microsoft has managed to win back a full 18 domain names it managed to prove were abusive. All the domain names were centred around Microsoft’s Xbox 360 product. The company requested the transferral of the domain names to its own management from the National Arbitration Forum, which ruled in its …

March, 2010

  • 29 March

    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 …

February, 2010

  • 25 February

    American Airlines wins domain advantagemiles.com

    American Airlines has won a dispute it filed with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain advantagemiles.com. AA claimed the domain was being used in bad faith and was confusing similar to its AAdvantage frequent flyer program. Whereas some domain transfer requests seem meaningless, I think the airline had good …

  • 5 February

    Microsoft wins dispute over bingnews.org

    Tech giant Microsoft won a dispute filed with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain bingnews.org this week. The company alleged that the name, which was registered by Prabhjot Singh, violated the trademark of its Bing search engine. Microsoft won the case because of its trademark on “Bing” and because …

  • 2 February

    Travelocity victorious in domain dispute

    Universally-recognized travel site Travelocity.com won a dispute this week filed with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain tavelocity.com. The company famous for its gnone claimed the name was confusingly similar to its own brand and won the case. In the domain industry, registering a name like tavelocity.com is known …

January, 2010

  • 22 January

    HP wins domain dispute

    Hewlett-Packard recently won a dispute filed with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain hpserver.com. HP, a company well known for its IT equipment, argued that the domain violated some of its many trademarks. In addition, the company claimed the registrant was using the name in bad faith, advertising competitors …

  • 20 January

    Cybersquatting may be on the decline

    Data collected from a number of arbitration panels, including the WIPO and National Arbitration Forum, show that cybersquatting may be on the decline. Last year saw a 9% decline in the number of cybersquatting cases filed overall, a three-year low. Unfortunately, this decrease does not necessarily mean the number of …

  • 13 January

    Google wins domain dispute

    Google recently won a complaint it filed with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain googlemapsrealestate.com. The search giant claims the owner was using the name to operate a Google Maps knock-off and that it violates Google trademarks. The domain hasn’t be transferred yet and the site is still live. …