A UDRP has been filed against the Oger.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This UDRP is WIPO Case D2016-2488.
Oger.com was created back in 1998. The domain name is registered to an entity called Oger Investments, and the domain registrant's address is in Australia. Acc0rding to a website called AUCompany.org, there is an Australian company called Oger Investments, Pty., which the website says was incorporated in 1997.
Using DomainTools' Whois History Tool, I looked back through the years, and it appears this same registrant has owned the domain name for quite some time. In fact, the first archived Whois record is from 2001, and it shows the registrant as Oger Investments. It is very possible that this domain name has been owned by the same entity even before that.
When I visited Oger.com this morning, I was taken to what appears to be a registrar-controlled "under construction" page. One issue, perhaps, is the links on the under construction page are clothing related. Because the → Read More
There is still well over a month remaining in 2016, and it looks like there are more UDRP filings this year at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) than there were last year for gTLD domain names (which includes .com, .net, .org, and the new extensions). WIPO is not the only UDRP provider, but I believe it is the largest provider.
The highest case number in 2015 was WIPO Case D2015-2378. That UDRP was for the air-suspension-shop.com, and the UDRP was denied. In 2016, the current highest case is WIPO Case D2016-2392. The latest UDRP was for six new gTLD domain names with the "Michelin" keyword in them. Looking through the case list links from the past several years, it looks like the highest I saw was 2012. During that year, the highest case number was D2012-2549. My guess is that the number of UDRP filings at WIPO will set a record this year based on the current rate of filings.
In my opinion (as someone who observes the UDRP filings), the biggest increase in UDRP filings has come from (more…) → Read More
Facebook has filed quite a large UDRP at the World Intellectual Property Organization against 101 domain names. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2016-2380 and the complainant is listed as Facebook, Inc. Instagram, LLC. Facebook acquired Instagram a few years ago.
It looks like all of the domain names are in the .Top extension, and it looks like the domain names either have Facebook, Instagram, or FB in them. I believe a UDRP on multiple domain names can only be filed if all of the domain names are owned by the same entity, so my guess is one entity regisered them all. I checked a few of these domain names, and the names I checked forward to a different (.com) website.
What is most interesting to me about this UDRP filing is that many of these names don't really make much sense. This means the company could win this UDRP proceeding and simply register a bunch of other domain names in a similar fashion to this. I get that the company is protecting its trademarks, but it seems like it could be never ending to keep going after these kinds of → Read More
A UDRP was filed against the FIFA.net domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The UDRP is WIPO Case D2016-2310.
When I saw the UDRP filing, I did a quick search to see how old the domain name is. I was a bit surprised to see a creation date of 2014. Because the domain registrar is Pheenix, I assumed the domain name had been auctioned at the expired domain name auction house. An article on TLDInvestors.com confirms this, and it shows that FIFA.net sold on July 30, 2014 for $6,030.
When I visited FIFA.net this afternoon, the domain name did not resolve. Because the domain name appears to be (more…) → Read More
A UDRP was filed against the RoseField.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization. The preceding is listed as WIPO Case D2016-2187, and it was filed by a company called Rosefield Watches B.V.
The RoseField.com domain name has a creation date of August 13, 2002, and it looks like it is registered to an entity in Colorado. Historical Whois records at DomainTools show me that the domain name has been owned by the same registrant since at least 2011. I do not see any sale records for this domain name in NameBio. I visited the domain name this morning, and it is showing some sort of real estate landing page with a Foreclosure.com advertisment:
The complainant in this case seems to be a watch company called (more…) → Read More
Another valuable three letter .com domain name has become the subject of a UDRP proceeding at the World Intellectual Property Organization. A company filed a UDRP against the ICP.com domain name. It is WIPO Case D2016-2005.
ICP.com has a creation date of March of 1998, and the current admin organization is listed as Integral Capital Partners of Menlo Park, California. Looking at DomainTools Whois history Tool, it looks like the domain name has been owned by the same entity since the earliest archived record in 2001.
If you visit ICP.com right now, you will (more…) → Read More