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Trueworths.com #UDRP got denied despite Complainant’s gallant effort

The UDRP filed against the domain name Trueworths.com referred to domainers as “high-volume registrants” – and asserted that they special duties to avoid trademark infringement. The Complainant, is Truworths Ltd, South Africa, and has 767 TRUWORTHS branded stores in South Africa, and 39 stores elsewhere in Africa, including in Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, [...] Continue reading


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#Domain clicks : Hey Europe, I Don’t Care About Cookies!

The Europe-spawned GDPR changed a lot of things in the domain investing industry and beyond, including how personal data in the WHOIS is handled. Even cookies now have to have explicit notifications and pop ups, seeking a web site visitor’s approval to store cookies or not. Enough is enough, Europe! I don’t care about cookies! [...] Continue reading


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Dark landers matter: #BuyDomains rolls out new yummy lander for its #domains

BuyDomains was formed in 1998 by Mike Mann. The domain marketplace is known for its signature pricing, where most domains are listed with prices that end in “8” such as $888, $1,288 or $48,888 dollars. Domains listed at BuyDomains resolve as landing pages with a contact form, and contact information is displayed on a predominantly [...] Continue reading


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Zero carbon arena : #Amazon now hiring experienced #domainer!

Last week, Amazon announced they acquired the naming rights to Seattle’s new downtown arena, and decided to rename it Climate Pledge Arena: Immediately after, their legal department registered ClimatePledgeArena.com and then went to work registering similar names to protect their brand. Good job lawyer people! Securing more than 50 domain names, the legal team picked [...] Continue reading


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Betting.com registrant’s trademark application was abandoned in 2000

Game Lounge acquired Betting.com in a domain rebranding deal worth seven figures, or more. The acquisition of Betting.com is interesting as it coincides with the decision about Booking.com and its matching trademark BOOKING.COM. In 2000, Christopher Latter, original registrant of Betting.com, applied for a trademark at the USPTO for Betting.com, but his application was abandoned. [...] Continue reading


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Betting.com #domain sold to Swedish #betting corp Game Lounge

Sweden’s Game Lounge, a major betting placement company, announced the acquisition of the domain Betting.com. The acquisition is the next step in Game Lounge’s diversification strategy and expansion into the US market. Earlier this year Game Lounge acquired Panorama Partners Ltd (Bettingmetrics), a company with strong product focus in the betting vertical. Game Lounge announced [...] Continue reading


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“Freedom to Breathe” parody #domain replaces keyword with #queef

The Freedom To Breathe “agency” web site was pulled down by its host, Wix. Following controversy over a card claiming its bearer could use to force businesses into accepting patrons without masks, the domain ftbagency.com displays the Wix “under construction” page. With more than 128,000 deaths in the US from the Coronavirus pandemic, irresponsible claims [...] Continue reading



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