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JAT.com Subject of UDRP Filing


A UDRP was just filed against the valuable three letter JAT.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The UDRP filing is case #D2017-1986.

JAT.com was originally registered in March of 1997, making this domain name more than twenty years old. At the time of publication, JAT.com is registered under privacy proxy at GoDaddy, so I am not sure who owns the domain name. When I visited JAT.com to see how the domain name is being used, I see a coming soon page that says, "jat.com is almost here! Upload your website to get started."

The complainant in this UDRP is Air Serbia a.d. Beograd Jurija. According to the airline's Wikipedia page, the company was previously known as Jat Airways. When I did a Whois History search at DomainTools, I noticed that the company appears to have previously owned the domain name. In 2015, the admin name was Air Serbia, according to DomainTools. It looks like the predecessor to Air Serbia was the registrant of the domain name since at least 2001, which is the earliest Whois → Read More

Domain Registrant Suggests UDRP to Get Access to Domain Name


I was surprised when I saw a UDRP filing against the seemingly generic F45.com domain name, although I have documented plenty of UDRPs involving generic domain names. I was not surprised when I saw the domain registrant win the UDRP. That is, until I read the decision.

From what I can understand, the complainant wanted to buy F45.com and the domain name registrant was willing to sell it for $15,000. The complainant offered $12,500 and then agreed to pay the registrant's $15,000 asking price. When it came time to finish the deal, the domain registrant had some issues accessing the domain name at Name.com. As a means to solve the problem, he suggested that the complainant file a UDRP, which he would not oppose.

Here's the excerpt from the decision, which can be found on WIPO's website: (more…) → Read More

Glory.com Hit With UDRP


A UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) against the generic Glory.com domain name. The UDRP filing is WIPO Case D2017-1900.

Glory.com was created in February of 1995, making this domain name more than 22 years old. The domain name is registered to a company called MicroStrategy, Inc., a publicly traded company whose stock trades on the NASDAQ market (symbol: MSTR). The company has a market cap of nearly $1.5 billion USD. The earliest Whois history record at DomainTools is from 2002, and MicroStrategy was the registrant at that time. It is likely that the company owned Glory.com longer than that. At the time of publication, Glory.com does not resolve for me. I think this domain name is easily worth 6 figures and potentially more.

The complainant in this UDRP is an entity called Glory Ltd. I did a Google search for "Glory Ltd" and the top result was for a company that operates on Glory-Global.com. There is also a stock call-out from Google that shows (what appears to be) a related entity that → Read More

Equifax Takes Action to Recover Domain Names


In the wake of the massive breach at Equifax, I wrote about the number of domain name registrations with "Equifax" in them. Smartly, it looks like Equifax is beginning to take action to recover domain names that could potentially be used by bad actors. Equifax came under fire recently because of the domain name it used for its security website.

According to the most recent update of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website, Equifax filed three separate UDRP proceedings to recover domain names it believes are infringing on its trademarks. The three UDRP filings that have been made so far can be found here:

In total, there are 285 domain names that are listed in these three UDRP filings.

With UDRP filings, a company is able to file one UDRP for multiple domain names registered to the same entity. I did not check the (more…) → Read More

PCO.com Subject of UDRP Filing


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

UDRP Filed Against Grandstand.com (Updated)


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

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