Model Cindy Crawford files dispute over CindyCrawford.com, domain redirects users to porn site

Model Cindy Crawford who is well known for her mole just above her lip, has filed a complaint (Case Number: D2012-2454) with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the domain name CindyCrawford.com, a web address that - at the time of this story - redirects users to a hardcore … [Read more...]

Florida man wanted $200,000 for ‘League of Legends Porn’ dot-com domain name

In late September, a decision was handed down by the World Intellectual Property Organization in a domain complaint brought by Riot Games against the owner of LeagueofLegendsPorn.com. As reported earlier in the week, the ruling went in favor of Riot Games (the complainant), and as a result, … [Read more...]

Riot wins LeagueofLegends.co dispute, web address redirected users to porn site

In June, Riot Games won a case against a scam website claiming to offer online support for its smash hit PC game League of Legends.  Now, the company has won another dispute that it had filed in early August against the owner of LeagueofLegends.co (missing the 'm') which redirected users to a porn … [Read more...]

Riot Games files complaints against League of Legends porn domain names

Riot Games, the maker of League of Legends, the most played PC game in North America and Europe, has filed two separate complaints with the World Intellectual Property Organization over the domain names LeagueofLegendsPorn.com (Case Number: D2012-1516) and LeagueofLegends.co (Case Number: … [Read more...]

Research In Motion wins domain dispute over BlackBerry10.com, BlackBerry10.net

Research In Motion will soon be in control of the domain names BlackBerry10.com and BlackBerry10.net, after a single-member arbitration panel with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ordered the names transferred to the device maker. The dotcom URL has directed users to a Google 404 … [Read more...]

iPad3.com domain quickly turned over to Apple’s IP lawyers following complaint

The domain iPad3.com is now in the hands of Apple's IP lawyers at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.  It appears the previous name's owner didn't even want to wait for an arbitration panel to issue the inevitable decision, and has instead decided to quickly transfer the domain following a complaint … [Read more...]

Columbia Pictures files dispute over FantasyIsland.com [UPDATED]

Last summer DotWeekly wrote about the domain name FantasyIsland.com selling in a Go Daddy expired domain auction for $22,005 USD.  The first comment made by a reader of the article was that the purchase was a waste of money. "What a waste of money IMO.  That purchase makes no sense unless you own … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder wants eddievedder.com

Eddie Vedder, the lead singer of the alternative rock band Pearl Jam, wants the web address eddievedder.com. A complaint (WIPO Case Number: D2012-0035) was filed this week with the World Intellectual Property Organization over the domain name. What's interesting about this case is … [Read more...]

eCommerce giant markafoni first company to file .XXX domain dispute

The Turkish private shopping club markafoni has become the first company to file a .XXX domain dispute with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the domain markafoni.xxx.  According to WIPO, the case commenced on December 29. WIPO Case Number (D2011-2298) was filed by … [Read more...]

Neither Sony, Nintendo, nor Microsoft own the domains for their next consoles

The console wars are heating up, but there's just one problem: the three major companies don't own the matching domains to their next-generation consoles. Nintendo doesn't own WiiU.com, Sony doesn't own Playstation4.com, and Microsoft doesn't own Xbox720.com. Will the companies submit a domain … [Read more...]