No Bad Faith, ‘Givn’ the weak Evidence GIVN Goods, Inc. v. Domain Administrator, Tiburon Holdings, Inc., WIPO Case No. D2021-2589 <givn .com> Complaint Denied Panelist: Mr. Robert A. Badgley Brief Facts: Complainant sells bottled water under the GIVN trademark since April
Complainant Agrees to Purchase Domain Name, Then Brings UDRP and Loses, Gets Slapped with RDNH TranScrip Partners LLP, TranScrip Limited v. Abstract Holdings International Ltd, Domain Admin, WIPO Case No. D2021-2220 <transcrip .com> Complaint Denied (with RDNH ruling) Panelist: Mr. Robert
Attempt to swap website redirection foiled Universal Navigation Inc. d/b/a Uniswap Labs v. Registration Private, Domains By Proxy, LLC / Future XXX, WIPO Case No. D2021-1556 <uniswap .com> Transfer Panelist: Mr. Edoardo Fano (Presiding), Mr. Lawrence K. Nodine, Mr. William A. Van Caenegem
The ICA’s 15th Anniversary Meetup in Las Vegas recently completed. The first member meetup as a standalone event in the organization’s history was held from September 19-21 at the Green Valley Resort in Henderson, Nevada, located just outside of Las Vegas. Despite a changing Covid-19
For the first time ever, you can see a “live” demonstration of how an actual UDRP domain name dispute case is argued and adjudicated. The ICA is very pleased to present in association with the International Trademark Association (INTA) a “moot” or “mock” UDRP hearing. This innovative
Red Bull in a China Shop T.C. Pharmaceutical Industries Co., Ltd v. junzhi wang, beijing hongniuyinliao xiaoshouyouxiangongsi, WIPO Case No. D2021-1297 <redbullbeijing .com> and others Transfer (with dissenting opinion) Panelist: Mr. Matthew Kennedy (Presiding), Mr. Joseph Simone and Dr.
Gooooal! Beckhams Score a Domain Transfer Victoria Beckham, David Beckham v. Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 1247653581/ Cynthia Panford, WIPO Case No. D2021-1841 <usBeckham .com> Transfer Panelist: Mr. Warwick A. Rothnie Brief Facts: The Complainants are wife and husband. The first Complainant
ICA Weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest – Volume 1.3 Toros Tarım Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi v. Mehmet, Metbil Teknoloji / Toros Fidancılık Özel Ağaç Tarım ve Hayvancılık Pazarlama Ticaret Limited, WIPO Case No. D2021-1464 Domain Name: >>TorosTarim .net<< Complaint Denied
You can also sign up for the newsletter version of these summaries here LERINS & BCW v. Domain Administrator, NameFind Cayman Islands Ltd., WIPO Case No. D2021-1861 >>Lerins.com<< Complaint Denied with RDNH ruling Panelist: Mr. Luca Barbero (Presiding), Ms. Emmanuelle Ragot
The Internet Commerce Association is pleased and excited to announce that, commencing today, August 23, 2021, the ICA will be offering a free weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest by email. UDRP cases of note will be summarized weekly and sent out every Monday, beginning today. The ICA believes that this
It’s very easy to sleepwalk through life thinking others will contribute to worthy causes. It’s convenient to lull yourself into believing that a small contribution won’t make a difference, but I can assure you that’s not the case. We have a terrific organized public voice that speaks to rights of domain registrants and that is the ICA. I encourage you all to make a small donation to the organization, as I do, so that your children will have a great name industry to prosper in – as you have.
Over the past decade or so we domain owners have seen some remarkable industry achievements for which ICA was the main or a significant contributor. Without the ongoing efforts of our Counsel, Zak Muskovitch and the Board of ICA, every domain owner would be significantly worse off today. It is important that we continue to build the groundswell of support for the ICA as it works to protect domain registrants’ rights and educate the community about the legitimate status of domain owners and their domain assets. There is absolutely no doubt that investment in ICA is indeed important and invaluable. We thank all involved for the time and effort expended on our behalf.
The domain name industry is a young one and needs more community of domain investors. It’s not really enough for us to just get together and talk business. We need eyes on the policy makers. Being a member of the ICA separates those who are merely interested in the domain industry with those who view the domain industry as their long-term career. I highly recommend that any serious domain investor join for a year, converse with the membership, work on a Working Group. Get involved. Don’t be insular – engage with the industry association community.
NameCorp is extremely proud to support the ICA. Zak and Nat (and everybody else) have (literally) saved the industry millions of dollars over the years and continue to fight daily for domain owner’s rights. Their unwavering dedication is something we must not just admire, but also support financially. Almost every valuable asset in this world has a group to protect its rights. Domain names are no different. Many are extremely valuable, some priceless. Those rights should never be taken for granted. We need people like Zak, Nat, Daniel, Jeremiah (and now Kamila) to fight the battle others won’t or can’t. Cinderella said it best “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)”. Just donate already.
We joined the ICA because we firmly believe in protecting the rights of domain registrants. Whether you own one domain or thousands of domains, you deserve to have your rights as a domain owner respected and protected. We live in a world where there are a number of well-funded, well-connected stakeholder groups with a lot of influence who don’t always understand or value individual domain registrant rights.
I support the ICA because the ICA helps protect my livelihood. ICA has been effective in preventing damaging policies from seeing the light of day. It advocates on behalf on businesses in the domain industry at ICANN, before Congress, through the judicial system and in the media. I fully believe that our industry would be in much worse shape today were it not for the efforts of the ICA.
I joined the ICA for a very simple reason – I see domain names as an asset class for me and many other people that I know, and I want to make sure they remain an asset class for years to come. We are living in a world that is constantly changing, the Internet itself is changing at a more rapid pace than ever before, and the ICA is the organization that looks after domain investors’ rights amidst all this change.
Sedo.com joined the Internet Commerce Association as a founding member in 2006 because we felt that a thriving, active marketplace for domains could only exist if the web was operated under a transparent and predictable set of rules that respected the rights and investments made by domain registrants. Protecting the due process rights of registrants protects the foundation of an open market where domains can be bought and sold between responsible owners.
The ICA plays a vital role in speaking out on behalf of our industry. Zak Muscovitch is tireless and dedicated in his advocacy to protect registrant rights and in providing a voice on policy matters for the industry at large. Those in the domain industry should rally around and support the ICA. Let your voice be heard by joining your friends and colleagues in an organization focused on protecting the rights and interests of the domain name community.