Microsoft wins another case against a fake Halo 4 beta website [UPDATED]

As buzz picks up about Halo 4, Microsoft has won another domain dispute (Claim Number: FA1203001432610) this past week against a fake Halo 4 beta website, this time Halo4Beta.biz. On April 11, 2012, a single member panel with the National Arbitration Forum ordered that the Halo4Beta.biz domain name … [Read more...]

Google goes after YouTube typo domains that it didn’t win in a previous dispute

Google has been going after popular typos of the web address YouTube.com in recent months and it's been having its share of success in disputes, winning five typo domain names in early January and several more later that month in another case that also involved Google typo domains. However, in a … [Read more...]

Virgin mogul Richard Branson wins disputed dot-XXX domain name

Business magnate Richard Branson filed a complaint (Case Number: 1423689) over the domain name RichardBranson.xxx with the National Arbitration Forum in January. Now a single-member panel has ordered the name transferred to Richard Branson, having established all three elements required under the … [Read more...]

Baylor University files a complaint over BaylorGirls XXX domain name

Several colleges bought up .XXX domain names last year like mizzou.xxx as a defensive measure to prevent others from registering the names and possibly setting up porn sites.   Now Baylor University, a school that has filed and won dozens of domain disputes over names like Baylor.com and … [Read more...]

Rosemcgowan.com domain name ordered transferred to Rose McGowan

Actress Rose McGowan filed a complaint (Case Number: 1419570) over the domain name <rosemcgowan.com> with the National Arbitration Forum back in December 2011. Now a three-member panel has ordered the name transferred to Rose McGowan, after finding the domain identical to the common law … [Read more...]

Academy Award nominated actor Ryan O’Neal wins domain ryanoneal.com

A single-member panel with the National Arbitration Forum has ordered the domain name ryanoneal.com be transferred to Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated actor Ryan O'Neal. Ryan O'Neal was represented by Howard H. Weller of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP,  who filed the dispute … [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...]