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...]

Twitter wins dispute over highly trafficked typo domain Twiter.com

Twitter, Inc. has won a dispute over the highly trafficked typo domain name Twiter.com that led visitors to an online scam survey site. A panel with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ruled in favor of Twitter.   Twiter.com was registered long before Twitter.com became what it … [Read more...]

Apple wins domain name dispute for AppleiPods.com, MacBookPros.com

Apple continues to win domain name disputes filed with WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization. AppleiPods.com, MacBookPros.com, iPhine.com, and iPodHack.com, have been ordered transferred to Apple Inc. by a WIPO panel in the latest decision.  The dispute (Case no. D2011-1390) was … [Read more...]

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...]

Twiter.com (typo) domain dispute is not the only problem name for Twitter

If you're a frequent Twitter user, at some point you may have accidentally misspelled the URL and ended up landing on a web page promising you a free iPad 2 for simply filling out a short, anonymous 30 second questionnaire. On Saturday, I was the first to report that Twitter Inc had filed a … [Read more...]

Twitter finally files domain dispute over typo – Twiter.com

Micro blogging site Twitter has filed a domain dispute over the web address twiter.com with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) this week. The domain has long tricked visitors who typed in the address by sending them to a confusingly similar looking site.  Currently when you type … [Read more...]

With SocialEngine.net earning $1,000,000 per year, company goes after .com at WIPO

After meeting as high school students in 2002, Alex Benzer and Charlotte Genevier, co-founders of Webligo developed and launched Social Engine in 2007.  The product is described as a social-network-in-a-box, a white label social networking application that is growing and now earns nearly $1MM/year … [Read more...]