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NTI.com UDRP: Complaint Rejected

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There was another three letter .com domain name that recently became the subject of a UDRP proceeding: NTI.com. Because the NTI.com UDRP was filed at the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC), I didn't even realize the UDRP had been filed until I read the decision on UDRPSearch.com.

The owner of NTI.com was represented by domain industry attorney John Berryhill. The complainant is a company called NTI CADcenter A/S, which operates on the similar but inferior NTI.dk domain name. .DK is the ccTLD extension for Denmark.

I think the most important aspect of the UDRP decision can be found here: (more…) → Read More


PCO.com Subject of UDRP Filing

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A UDRP has been filed against the high value PCO.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The UDRP filing is WIPO Case D2017-1778.

PCO.com has a creation date of January of 2000. Because it is a three letter .com domain name, this domain name was almost certainly initially registered prior to this. The Whois record for PCO.com is currently private, so I am unsure about who owns this domain name. From what I can see using the Whois History tool from DomainTools, the domain name has been privately registered for quite some time.

When I visited PCO.com today, the domain name did not resolve for me. Archive.org does not have any entries for this domain name since 2011. I looked through my email history, and I don't see PCO.com listed for sale via any brokerage email. I also don't see any public sales record for the PCO.com domain name on NameBio. DomainIQ values this domain name into the 6 figures.

The complainant in this UDRP proceeding is listed as PCO AG. A Google search for this company → Read More


Many Equifax Domain Names Registered

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Yesterday, we learned that there was a major security breach at Equifax that may impact well over 100 million Americans and others. This is a concerning situation to those who are impacted, but there may be another threat looming for victims and others who may become victims in an effort to see if they were impacted by this breach.

A look at Verisign's DomainScope tool that tracks new domain name registrations shows 135 .com and .net domain names were registered just yesterday with "Equifax" in them. There have been more registrations today, and I presume this number will continue to climb. I only searched for the correct spelling of Equifax, so this result does not include any typographical errors that spelled the company name wrong, nor does it include domain names that are related but do not include "Equifax" in them. In addition, because the tool is Verisign's, it does not include registrations made in other extensions such as .org, .us, or any of the new gTLD extensions.

Domain name registrations are a concern because of → Read More


UDRP Filed Against Grandstand.com

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A UDRP has been filed against the valuable Grandstand.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization. This UDRP filing is WIPO Case D2017-1709.

Grandstand.com was created back in March of 1995. In 2011, the Whois record for domain name went private, so I am not sure who currently owns the domain name. I believe Whois privacy will be removed because of the UDRP. Prior to the domain name becoming privately registered, Grandstand.com was registered to a company in North Carolina. A DomainTools Whois History search shows that this company was the registrant since at least 2001 (there are no Whois History records from before that time).

At the present time, Grandstand.com resolves to a generic GoDaddy landing page (see below). Screenshots.com shows that the domain name has had a GoDaddy landing page for quite some time. It looks like the domain name was used for a website in the past.



The complainant in this UDRP is listed as a company called Screen-It Graphics of Lawrence, Inc., which is listed as doing → Read More


Green Bay Packers File UDRP Against TitleTown.com

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Green Bay, Wisconsin is known as "Titletown" or "Titletown USA" because of the Green Bay Packers. Now it appears that the National Football League team wants the TitleTown.com domain name. The NFL team filed a UDRP at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is WIPO Case D2017-1685.

TitleTown.com is a domain name registered to a company called Headquarters.com, Inc. The domain name was created in January of 1996 (over 20 years ago). According to DomainTools' Whois History tool, the current registrant has owned the TitleTown.com domain name for many years. The earliest entry in DomainTools is from 2005, and the domain name was owned by Headquarters.com at that time. I looked at Archive.org, and the earliest entry is from 1998. At that time, it also appears that Headquarters.com owned TitleTown.com based on the archived landing page.

At the present time, TitleTown.com does not resolve for me. I am not sure when the domain name resolved to a website, although the Archive.org page shows many entries over the years. → Read More


.Org TM – Not Related to Domain Names

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Nat Cohen noticed an interesting trademark when looking at a cutlery tray organizer his wife bought. As you can see in the top left hand corner of the packaging, there is a TM symbol next to the .ORG logo.

I did a search on Trademarkia.com, and it looks like the trademark was registered earlier this month (on August 8). I am not all that knowledgable about trademarks, but I think this company's mark is related more to the design than .org. Since the company's url is (more…) → Read More


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