Archives for July 2011

Apple wins dispute over iPods.com, domain name ordered transferred

Updated August 1, 2011:  The full administrative panel decision has been posted online. ** WIPO Panelist David Cairns has ruled in favor of Apple in a dispute over the domain name ipods.com. Apple filed the complaint at the end of May with the World Intellectual Property … [Read more...]

Bell-ATL.com, internet’s oldest hyphenated .com domain turns 25

Bell-ATL.com used to be the web address for Bell Atlantic's website, which is now called Verizon Communications after a series of mergers dating back to the 1980s.  The URL (http://www.bell-atl.com/), which turns 25 on August 5, is still used by the telecommunications giant and re-directs to a … [Read more...]

With return of ThunderCats, comes domain dispute over ThunderCats.com

 An all-new ThunderCats animated series premieres on Cartoon Network tonight. Warner Bros anticipates the series will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise.  That, according to a press release. Now with all the hype … [Read more...]

What is Facebook’s plan with its newest domain registration: FBFeedback.com?

So what is behind Facebook's newest domain registration, FBFeedback.com? While there's no website online, and Facebook already has a Help center for gathering suggestions and feedback, there is something more to it.  In addition to purchasing the domain FBFeedback.com, the social networking … [Read more...]

Disney files trademarks for Gnome Town for online social networking services

Disney Enterprises has filed 4 trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for "Gnome Town". With the sleeper cartoon movie hit Gnomeo & Juliet so far earning $189,967,670 worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo, it's no wonder Disney is taking the film based … [Read more...]

Will Cloud9 compete against Google in the browser, search, and app wars?

This should be taken as nothing much more than a rumor, but recent domain name registrations hint at a new player in the browser, search and app space: Ajax.org's Cloud9. On Friday July 22, eight domain names were registered at MarkMonitor that used the word 'Cloud9' and 'CloudNine' in the name.  … [Read more...]

DC Comics wins dispute over ManofSteel.com domain name

On July 19, 2011 a single-member Panel of the National Arbitration Forum ruled that the manofsteel.com domain name be transferred from its current owner to DC Comics who had filed a domain dispute in late June. The panelist, James A. Carmody, Esq., said that manofsteel.com is identical to DC … [Read more...]

ModernWarfare3.com owner revealed, Go Daddy’s Privacy removed during UDRP

The Battlefield 3 fanboy who has fueled the drama between Electronic Arts and Activision by re-directing ModernWarfare3.com to Battlefield.com has been officially revealed. Originally hidden behind Go Daddy's Domains By Proxy (DBP) service, it appears the registrar giant doesn't want to get … [Read more...]

One down, one to go in Twitter domain name dispute over typos

In early June, Twitter filed a dispute with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the domain name twiter.com.  Days later, Twitter added the .biz to the same case.  The case was eventually suspended, then terminated.  But not before Twitter was able to get at least one of the … [Read more...]

Blockbuster domain deal for $4MM cash plus equity stake just closed escrow

Rick Schwartz has just tweeted that the agreement to sell the domain names Property.com and Properties.com for $4MM USD plus equity stake in the buyer's new company, closed escrow. Minutes ago Rick posted the following message to his Twitter page on @DomainKing: "Property.com and Properties.com … [Read more...]