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Warner Brothers Snuffs Harry Potter Fan Sites

Warner Brothers is sending out warnings to any website containing using a domain names with their trademarked ‘Harry Potter’ term within it. No lawsuits have been filed yet. [...] Continue reading


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Goliath vs. David Twist in Domain Battles

The electronic fax service eFax.com is trying to sue eFax.co.uk for the domain name, even though eFax.co.uk is two years older and has more than twice as many UK subscribers. [...] Continue reading


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Loans.com Sells for $3 Million

The hyped up domain name auction by GreatDomains.com showed the domain name industry is alive and hopping, as their top name, loans.com, sold for a cool $3 million. Other notable sales included taxes.com, which sold for $400,000, and Cinema.com, which sold for $530,000. [...] Continue reading


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Coca-Cola Targets Collector’s Domain

The site VintageCocaCola.com is a showcase for vintage Coca-Cola products, but in January, Coca-Cola sent a letter warning the website owner to ‘take-it-down’. Instead of taking it down, the website owner turned it into a discussion forum concerning trademark laws and their abuse by large, bullying companies. [...] Continue reading


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The Sale for Gates’ Name Is Off

The domain name BillGates.co.uk went up for sale about a month ago, but has recently been dropped from the for sale list. [...] Continue reading


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eToys Loses In Domain Name Dispute

In a series of lawsuits and counter lawsuits, the two companies eToys, an online toy retailer, and eToy, a Swiss art dealer, came to a settlement, in which eToys will pay up to $40,000 in legal fees and drop the injunction against the ‘inappropriate’ eToy site. [...] Continue reading


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Typo Domain Names Under Attack

BargainBid.com filed a lawsuit against Ubid.com (along with a man from Tennessee) for registering the domain name BarginBid.com and forwarding traffic to uBid.com’s website. The defendants had received letters warning them to pull the site down, but had ignored them for two weeks during the busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping season. [...] Continue reading




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