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World Intellectual Property Organization Subject of UDRP Filing by Company Called Dribbble


The one word domain name is the subject of a UDRP that has been filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The UDRP is WIPO Case D2018-0419. was registered over 20 years ago in 1997, and the domain name is registered to a company in Minnesota. Using DomainTools Historical Whois tool, I was able to see the Whois record as far back as 2002, and it looks like the same entity owned the domain name back then. When I visited this morning, I saw a default landing page with PPC advertising that appears to be generated by the hosting company (Host Monster) and not managed or controlled by the domain name owner.

The UDRP was filed by a company called Dribbble Holdings Ltd. You will notice the company has 3 b's in its name rather than the correct spelling of "dribble." The company's website can be found on the exact match domain name. When I visited the website, I saw (more…) → Read More

UDRP Filed Against


A UDRP was filed against the valuable three letter .com domain name, The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is listed as Case Details for WIPO Case D2018-0418. is a 20 year old domain name, having been created in 1997. For many years, had been owned by an Arizona company. In January of this year, the Whois record for this domain name went under Whois privacy. As a result, the ownership of is unclear to me.

When I visited¬† just now, I was forwarded to (more…) → Read More, Domain Name for Cryptocurrency Platform, Subject of UDRP


A UDRP has been filed against the high value domain name. The UDRP was filed by Euronext N.V. at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The case number is WIPO Case D2018-0348.

It looks like is a developed website and business related to cryptocurrency. The AEX about us page states that "AEX ( is a global and professional Digital Asset Exchange Platform." It looks like users can trade and/or manage Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and other cryptocurrencies. Based on this Reddit post, it looks like the platform launched in November of 2017.

According to the DomainTools Whois History tool, the domain name had been owned by as recently as May of 2017. Knowing a bit about and its domain portfolio as well as some of its publicly known sales, it must have sold for a substantial amount of money. Regardless of its provenance, is a valuable domain name.

Euronext owns and operates on the less optimal ccTLD domain name, (more…) → Read More Subject of UDRP at WIPO


A UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the domain name. This is WIPO Case D2018-0168.

According to, "Rioja is arguably Spain's top wine region and is one of only two regions classified under the Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa) system. Its two most important red grapes are Tempranillo and Garnacha." The domain name was created in November of 1996, making the domain name more than 20 years old. The domain name is registered under Whois privacy and has been like that for more than 5 years, so I am unsure about who owns the domain name. is parked with pay per click advertising links related to the region and some other unrelated links. There should not be (more…) → Read More

UDRP Filed Against’s Domain Name


I noticed what seems like a bit of a peculiar UDRP filing at the World Intellectual Property Organization. A UDRP was filed against the domain name. The case is WIPO Case D2017-2577.

There are a couple of reasons I found this UDRP peculiar and notable. The "direct booking" keyword seems pretty generic to me. Of course, intellectual property can involve generic terms, but this one seems particularly generic.

The other aspect that jumped out at me is that the only "booking" brand I know about is The company has spent a ton of money on marketing, and it is the first and only company I think about when I think of the word booking. Interestingly, is the (more…) → Read More

AXA Files UDRP Against .org Domain Owned by Organization (Updated)


I wanted to share an interesting UDRP filing I noticed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). AXA, a very large multinational insurance company, filed a UDRP against the exact match .org domain name, The case is WIPO Case D2017-2497.

Not only is this a relatively valuable three letter .org domain name, it looks like is registered to an organization called Advocates Across America. was originally created in August of 1997. My guess is that the current registrant was the original registrant of the domain name over twenty years ago.

At the present time, resolves to a Network Solutions "under construction" landing page without any content. In looking at, I can see that had been used several years ago. On its homepage in August of 2009, the organization was appealing to "PLEASE HELP THE NATIONAL GUARD FAMILIES." On the bottom of the homepage, there was a message about its status: "We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 1997 to help the needy."
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