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RDNH Finding in GWG.com UDRP


I recently wrote about the GWG.com UDRP that was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization. The decision was published today, and the three member panel found in favor of the domain owner. In addition, the panel concluded that Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) had occurred.

According to the decision, "the Panel’s view is that there are several reasons why a finding of RDNH should be made." The decision then listed several reasons for why it found this UDRP to be RDNH.

One thing I found very interesting is that the panel wrote about why it chose to make a reverse domain name hijacking decision rather than simply rule in favor of the respondent. Here's what was written about that: (more…) → Read More

5 with… Attorney Zak Muscovitch


zak-muscovitchWhile attending an Internet Commerce Association working group meeting at THE Domain Conference last month, I had the chance to chat with domain industry attorney Zak Muscovitch. We spent some time discussing some recent UDRP proceedings, and I thought readers might appreciate learning more about how the UDRP process works. I asked him questions about responding to a UDRP and protecting domain names from being subject to a UDRP filing.

Zak has represented many domain owners in UDRP proceedings and other domain name disputes, and I think he has a very good track record. Zak's law firm is based in Toronto, and he represents domain name owners in many jurisdictions. I understand that the ICA will be adding a UDRP resource section on its website. Many domain owners aren't sure what to do when they receive a UDRP complaint. The ICA will be offering helpful information, and Zak is one of the main contributors.

If you have follow up questions for Zak, I invite you to post them in the comment section. If you have questions that are → Read More

UDRP Filed Against MEZ.com


A UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization against the three letter MEZ.com domain name. The case is WIPO Case D2016-1932.

The registrant of Mez.com is located in India, and it appears that the registrant's first name is Mez. The domain name is nearly 20 years old, with a registration date of December 1996. A DomainTools Historical Whois search shows that the domain name may have changed hands more than once in the last couple of years.

I don't see any (more…) → Read More

Jim Cramer Files UDRP on Domain Name with 4 Hyphens


There was a unique UDRP filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization for a domain name that has 4 hyphens and 5 words! Jim Cramer (listed on the WIPO website as James J. Cramer) filed a UDRP against jim-cramer-charitable-trust-stocks.com. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2016-1756.

As you may know, Jim Cramer is a well known financial analyst and hedge fund founder who became popular as the host of CNBC's Mad Money tv show. You can read more about Cramer's background on Wikipedia.

The jim-cramer-charitable-trust-stocks.com domain name was created back in October of 2007. According to Archive.org, it looks like there has been a website on that domain name for quite some time. In fact, several photos of Mr. Cramer are on the website.

If Jim Cramer or (more…) → Read More

Accenture Files UDRP on 75 .XYZ Domain Names


Accenture, one of the largest consulting companies in the world, has filed a UDRP proceeding against 75 .xyz domain names. The case was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is WIPO Case D2016-1682. I have listed the 75 domain names below.

I did a quick Whois search on a handful of the domain names, and it appears that they may all be owned by the same entity with a Vietnam address. The domain names I checked had an early-June registration date.

Based on the registration dates I saw, (more…) → Read More

ZL.com Subject of UDRP Filing (Updated)



A UDRP has been filed against the valuable two letter ZL.com domain name. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is WIPO Case D2016-1665.

ZL.com was created in May of 1996, and the domain name is privately registered. The domain name is parked and it is currently listed for sale via Sedo, although there does not appear to be an asking price listed at Sedo. I checked through my email records, and I do not see any references to this being listed for sale via any domain broker newsletters I receive regularly.

The UDRP was filed by a company called (more…) → Read More

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