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...]

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...]

Domain dispute proceedings over typo Twiter.com have been suspended

It appears Twitter has requested that the proceedings over the disputed domain twiter.com be suspended.  The micro blogging site filed a domain dispute (case #D2011-0890) over the web address twiter.com with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in early June, days later it added … [Read more...]

Twitter adds twiter.biz to its case at WIPO

Twitter has added an additional domain name to its dispute recently filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the typo twiter.com.  According to the WIPO Guide to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), "Under Paragraph 3(c) of the UDRP Rules, the … [Read more...]

Facebook takes control of disputed domains once owned by Mike Mann’s Domain Asset Holdings

Killfacebook.com, moneywithfacebook.com, friendsonfacebook.com and 18 other domain names that included the word Facebook have now been transferred to social networking giant Facebook following a recent decision by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The disputed domain names were part … [Read more...]