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.XXX Sites Hit by Rapid Takedown

Posted February 10th, 2012

From Domain Incite

The National Arbitration Forum has ordered the secret takedown of 12 .XXX domains since the adults-only gTLD launched in December.

NAF yesterday published statistics about the .xxx Rapid Evaluation Service (RES), which ICM Registry created and NAF exclusively administers.

Fifteen RES complaints have been filed since December 6, 12 of which have been resolved so far. All of the cases were won by the complainant — a trademark holder in 11 of the cases.

See the full skinny HERE.

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“Auschwitz Museum Loses Case for Domain Name”

Posted October 6th, 2011

As reported by “Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, a memorial and museum including the site of former German concentration camps Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, has failed to get the domain name through an arbitration proceeding.

The museum filed the case with National Arbitration Forum.

The owner owner of the domain name argued that Auschwitz is a historical word and doesn’t belong to the museum.”

Click HERE to read more.

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“Texas Department of Transportation wins domain name dispute over”

Posted September 30th, 2011

According to “The Texas Department of Transportation has a message for domain name owners: Don’t Mess with Texas.

The organization just won a National Arbitration Forum case over the domain name The owner of the domain name didn’t respond to the dispute. Barring any late legal action by the owner, the domain will be transferred to the state within 10 days.”

Click HERE to read more.

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Lady Gaga Loses Fight For

Posted September 25th, 2011

As reported by “Lady Gaga has recently lost the fight over the domain name after and arbitrator with the National Arbitration Forum awarded the domain name to the respondent . Lady Gaga submitted a complaint to the National Arbitration Forum,asserting legal rights over the disputed domain name.

The respondent in this case is listed as “oranges arecool XD.”

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The CAC New UDRP Filing Fee Explained by Doug Isenberg

Posted March 16th, 2010

The Czech Arbitration Court CAC recently announced a reduced filing fee for complaints filed under the popular Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy UDRP that involve “expedited decisions.”  (Although not as well known as the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO or the National Arbitration Forum NAF, CAC has offered UDRP services since January 2009.)

NameSmash contributor, Doug Isenberg, an attorney with the GigaLaw Firm has assembled a brief Q&A to answer some of the most important questions about this new fee structure. Doug has counseled clients on domain name disputes since 1996 and serves as a domain name panelist at the Czech Arbitration Court and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Q: What is CAC’s reduced fee for UDRP complaints?

A: For a UDRP complaint involving one to five domain names and a single panelist, CAC’s “initial” filing fee – as of March 15, 2010 – is 500 Euros (about $685).  By comparison, CAC’s filing fee for an identical case previously had been 1,300 Euros (about $1,800).  Thus, the new fee is about 62% lower than the old fee.

Q: How does CAC’s new filing fee compare to the other UDRP service providers?

A: At WIPO, the filing fee for a similar UDRP complaint is $1,500.  At NAF, the filing fee for a UDRP complaint involving one or two domain names and a single panelist is $1,300.


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Sandra Bullock Gets Her Domain Name Back

Posted August 14th, 2009

Sandra Bullock sent her tough guy husband, Jesse James, to the door of the registrant of the domain name to kick some butt. Just kidding. Sandra won her name back the regular way. Through arbitration at NAF. See the full skinny HERE.

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