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

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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 domain names.

The microblogging company took control of twiter.biz this past week and a new case  (Case No. D2011-1210) targeting just twiter.com has been submitted to WIPO.

Domain Name:                                 TWITER.BIZ
Domain ID:                                   D42038125-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar:                        MELBOURNE IT LTD
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID:                13
Registrar URL (registration services):       whois.inww.com
Domain Status:                               clientTransferProhibited
Registrant ID:                               C131048869463234
Registrant Name:                             Twitter, Inc.
Registrant Organization:                     Twitter, Inc.
Registrant Address1:                         795 Folsom Street
Registrant Address2:                         Suite 600
Registrant City:                             San Francisco
Registrant State/Province:                   CA
Registrant Postal Code:                      94107
Registrant Country:                          United States

Winning the case if it proceeds to a panel, should be easy.  Twiter.com remains online. 

The web address re-directs visitors to a scam site confusingly similar to Twitter.  A survey takes visitors through a series of questions promising free prizes.

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Jamie
Jamie

I would bet Twiter.com is bringing in BIG Bucks off of that dumb little survey.