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SOG.com Subject of UDRP


A UDRP was filed against the valuable three letter .com domain name, SOG.com. The UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), and it is listed as case #1726464. I will be following this UDRP via UDRPSearch.com.

SOG.com is owned by a company called Poise Media Inc. that appears to be based in New York. Using DomainTools' Historical Whois Tool, I was able to see that the registrant appears to be the same since February of 2007, meaning that it has been owned for over ten years. SOG.com was created in April of 1996, so this domain name is over 20 years old.

SOG.com is currently monetized with pay per click advertisements using Sedo. The domain name is also listed for sale on Sedo where it has a $40,000 minimum offer requirement. I am not sure how long the domain name has been listed for sale. SOG.com is clearly valuable, with Estibot pegging its value at $370,000. I do not see any public sales record for this domain name on NameBio.

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The NAF does not reveal the name of the complainant until the UDRP decision is → Read More

UDRP Filed Against Queen.com Owned by “Domain King”


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A UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization against the high value Queen.com domain name. The case is WIPO Case D2017-0679.

Queen.com is a domain name that is owned by Rick Schwartz, who is commonly referred to as the "Domain King." According to an article written in 2013 on Rick's Blog, he was able to acquire the domain name in August of 1997. Rick's company owns a ton of great dictionary .com domain names, and the monetization and sale of some of these domain names has made him millions of dollars.

In the aforementioned article about Rick's purchase of Queen.com, he shared why his company acquired the domain name. Queen.com has many different meanings. Among those meanings, and the one mentioned by Rick in his article, is adult related. As such, Queen.com is currently forwarding to an adult website, where it is likely making Rick a considerable amount of income. It seems pretty clear that buying the domain name was a good decision, as it has earned "into the 6 figures because that traffic was very → Read More

TNP.com Subject of UDRP Filing


A UDRP has been filed against the high value 3 letter TNP.com domain name. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and it is WIPO case D2017-0669 .

TNP.com was created in May of 1995, making this domain name nearly 22 years old. The domain name appears to have had Whois privacy enabled at Uniregistry until recently. Perhaps it was removed as a result of the UDRP filing.

I visited TNP.com, and I was forwarded to a Namerific.com landing page where the domain name is listed for sale. The asking price for TNP.com is $500,000. As far as I am concerned, there is nothing wrong with selling valuable generic three letter domain names like this, and it is up to the domain name owner to set the asking price.

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According to NameBio, TNP.com last publicly sold in 2012 for $45,000. Between 2012 - 2015, three letter .com domain names increased in value considerably due to Chinese domain name investments. (more…) → Read More

ALO.com Subject of UDRP Proceeding


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Another high value LLL.com domain name has become the subject of a UDRP proceeding. A UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization for the ALO.com domain name. This is WIPO Case D2017-0650. Earlier this week, a UDRP was filed against another three letter .com domain name, ATC.com.

ALO.com is registered under Whois privacy. As a result, I am unable to see who owns the domain name. ALO.com was created in October of 1995, making the domain name more than 20 years old.

The complainant in the UDRP is listed as Color Image Apparel, Inc. I had to do a Google search to see why the company believes it should be given the rights to the ALO.com domain name. According to a news article I read, it looks like the complainant owns a company called Alo Yoga, which uses the exact match AloYoga.com domain name for its website. Obviously getting ALO.com via UDRP would be far less expensive than buying the domain name, considering the high value (DomainIQ says the name is worth $120,000).

One thing I noticed on the → Read More

GLOO.com Subject of UDRP


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A UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization involving the valuable 4 letter GLOO.com domain name. The UDRP filing is listed on the WIPO website as case is WIPO Case D2017-0606.

GLOO.com (or perhaps simply Gloo.com because it is considered a pronounceable 4 letter domain name) was created in 1998. The domain name's Whois record had privacy on it until very recently, and perhaps the privacy was removed because of the UDRP. With the privacy removed, I can see the domain name is registered to an entity in Great Britain. Using DomainTools' handy Whois History Tool, I can see historical Whois records dating back to 2005. In the earliest record in 2005, it appears that the same entity owned the domain name. It is very possible the registrant owned it longer and perhaps even back in 1998 when the domain name was created. We'll have to wait and see the decision to learn more about the ownership.

When I visited Gloo.com, I saw a notice that the owner put the domain name up for sale recently. Here's an excerpt → Read More

Registered in 1996, Fenwicks.com is Subject of UDRP (Updated)


Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 9.01.53 AMI saw an interesting UDRP filing I want to share with you. A UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization involving Fenwicks.com. The case is WIPO Case D2017-0579.

Fenwicks.com was registered in October of 1996, making this domain name more than 20 years old. The domain name appears to be privately registered until just recently, with privacy being removed likely because of the UDRP filing. Now that the Whois record is no longer private, I see that the domain name is registered to a registrant called Fenwick Associates. It appears that the last name of the person associated with this entity is Fenwick.

I used DomainTools Whois History Tool to see how long this entity was the registrant of the domain name. The first archived Whois record for this domain name is 2001. The registrant? Fenwick Associates. It looks like the same registrant has owned it since at least 2001 and almost certainly even longer. In fact, an Archive.org record from 1998 shows (more…) → Read More

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