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World Intellectual Property Organization UDRP: Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Ruling


In early August, a UDRP was filed against,, and As I noted when I first saw the filing, the domain names did not appear to be owned by one single entity. As a result, it seems that and were removed from the UDRP filing, so WIPO Case D2017-1517 is now showing that it is only for

I just learned that the UDRP was decided, and the three person panel ruled in favor of the domain owner. In addition, the panel found that this was a case of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). The domain owner was represented by attorney Zak Muscovitch of Muscovitch Law P.C., Canada.

Because of the panel's findings in the section about registering and using the domain name in bad faith, it looks like the panel took a pass on ruling about the domain name being identical or confusingly similar as well as whether the domain owner had rights or legitimate interests in the domain name. In the section about registering and using the domain name in bad faith, the panel did not find in favor of → Read More

Kitchens To Go Tries to Get via UDRP


A company called Kitchens to Go filed a UDRP against the valuable domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization. This UDRP filing is WIPO Case D2017-2241. has a creation date of February 22, 2001, where it was picked up on the drop as shows some entries prior to that. The domain registrant appears to be an entity with an address in Belize. When I visited this evening, I was forwarded to a Domain Holdings inquiry page, indicating the domain name is likely listed for sale. I don't see any public sales history for this domain name on NameBio.

The complainant in this case is a company called Kitchens to Go. Obviously the acronym of KTG would explain why Kitchens to Go would want to own this domain name. I took a brief look at the company's website, and I do not see any references to "KTG" on the homepage. On the (more…) → Read More Subject of UDRP


There's a peculiar UDRP filing at the World Intellectual Property Organization that I noticed last night. It looks like a UDRP was filed against the domain name, and it is WIPO Case D2017-2174.

A Whois search shows that Office Depot, Inc. is the current registrant of DomainTools shows that Office Depot has owned since at least 2004. It looks like forwards to, which appears to be a separate brand from Office Depot. This Viking-branded website also sells office products, and based on the currency shown to visitors, my guess is the target audience is UK-based buyers.

The complainant in the UDRP is listed as Aurelius RHO GTM Development Limited. I had never heard of the company before, so I did a Google search to see why the company may have filed a UDRP, and here is where I was confused. According to this press release from 2016 published on Business Wire, "Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP) today announced that it intends to sell its European business to The → Read More Subject of UDRP Filing


A UDRP was just filed against the valuable three letter domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The UDRP filing is case #D2017-1986. was originally registered in March of 1997, making this domain name more than twenty years old. At the time of publication, is registered under privacy proxy at GoDaddy, so I am not sure who owns the domain name. When I visited to see how the domain name is being used, I see a coming soon page that says, " 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 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 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 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 Hit With UDRP


A UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) against the generic domain name. The UDRP filing is WIPO Case D2017-1900. 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 longer than that. At the time of publication, 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 There is also a stock call-out from Google that shows (what appears to be) a related entity that → Read More

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