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Capital One Registers Breach Related Domain Names

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In the wake of the major Capital One data theft, the company appears to have registered a large swath of domain names related to the incident. From what I can see, it looks like the company, via its domain management firm MarkMonitor, began registering domain names on July 30th. My guess is the domain names are more defensive in nature, in order to keep them out of the hands of bad actors who could use them for phishing or other schemes.

The registration spree was first noted by Jamie Zoch in a tweet this morning:

Email Leakage at Heart of RCC.com UDRP

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Royal Caribbean filed a UDRP against the high value RCC.com domain name. RCC.com is owned by James Booth of BQDN, and the UDRP was won by the domain registrant. Attorney Zak Muscovitch defended the domain registrant. A finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking does not appear to have been discussed by the three member panel, which is not all that surprising given the circumstances of this case.

The UDRP decision was published this morning, and it looks like email leakage was at the heart of this dispute. Here’s an excerpt from the complainant’s contention:

VisitQatar.com Subject of UDRP

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A UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) against the geographic tourism VisitQatar.com domain name. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2019-1758. I think this is going to be an interesting UDRP proceeding to observe.

Raja.com Subject of UDRP

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This afternoon, I noticed that a UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization against the four letter Raja.com domain name. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2019-1680, and it looks like it was filed this week. According to a translation tool I used, the Hindi word Raja means King in English.

The Raja.com domain name was created in August of 1995, making it almost 24 years old. The domain name is currently parked via Sedo. You can see a screenshot of the landing page below. I do not see the domain name listed for sale via Sedo though.

Libra Domain Names? John Berryhill Offers Some Insight

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Libra domain names seem to be a hot topic on NamePros since Facebook announced its Libra cryptocurrency. In fact, there are nearly three dozen threads and hundreds of posts about Libra domain names. Some people have been discussing why buying and/or registering Libra domain names is a good idea, some people have been discussing why it is a bad idea, and others have been promoting or looking to sell already registered Libra domain names.

4 Hyphen 5 Word Domain Name Subject of UDRP

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Typically, the domain names that stand out the most to me when I review recent UDRP filings are the one word or very short acronym .com domain names that have substantial value. This afternoon, I noticed a UDRP filing at WIPO that definitely does not meet that criteria!

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