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Dot-Com is Still King — of Domain Name Disputes

Dot-Com is Still King — of Domain Name Disputes

Despite the launch of more than 1,200 new gTLDs, .com remains far and away the most popular top-level domain involved in domain name disputes. In 2016, .com domain names represented 66.82 percent of all gTLD disputes at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the only domain name dispute provider that publishes real-time statistics. And, as of this writing, the rate is even higher so far in 2017, with .com domain names accounting for 69.78 percent of all disputes. Not surprisingly, the overall trend since the launch of the new gTLDs shows .com appearing in a smaller percentage of cases... read more

Why Cancel a Domain Name in a UDRP Case?

While the most common results of a UDRP proceeding are either transfer of a disputed domain name to a complainant or denial (that is, allowing the respondent to retain it), there is another possible outcome: cancellation. I’m always surprised to see a UDRP decision in which a domain name is cancelled. True, many trademark owners don’t really want to obtain control of a disputed domain name (and, instead, they simply want to get it taken away from a cybersquatter). Plus, maintaining a domain name incurs an ongoing expense as the result of renewal fees, and many trademark owners already have... read more

How to Get a Domain Name Transferred Under the URS

The Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) is designed to get a domain name suspended, but in some cases this dispute policy can be used to help get a domain name transferred. It’s an uncommon result but one that trademark owners may want to keep in mind. The suspension remedy is often viewed as the greatest limitation of the URS. Trademark owners that want to have a domain name transferred typically file a complaint under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) instead of the URS — but, the UDRP is more expensive and time-consuming. Still, in some... read more

[Webinar Replay] How to Dispute a .us Domain Name: Transferring and Suspending Domains Under the usDRP and the usRS

Click above for a replay of the GigaLaw webinar, “How to Dispute a .us Domain Name: Transferring and Suspending Domains Under the usDRP and the usRS.” The webinar was originally presented on March 29, 2017. In this webinar, Doug Isenberg of GigaLaw and Renee Fossen of FORUM provide information about the two dispute policies that are available to trademark owners under the .us country-code top-level domain (ccTLD): the usTLD Dispute Resolution Policy (“usDRP”) and the usTLD Rapid Suspension Dispute Policy (“usRS”). The webinar provides an overview of the usDRP (which allows a trademark owner to seek the transfer or cancellation... read more

‘A whiz on all things to do with Internet law and domain names’

That’s what the World Trademark Review said about Doug Isenberg, founder of The GigaLaw Firm.

An attorney, entrepreneur, author, professor and domain name arbitrator, Doug helps companies of all sizes protect their brands on the Internet.

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Reclaim Your Domain; Retake Your Territory

The GigaLaw Firm uses a variety of legal tools to protect its clients against cybersquatters, infringers and other bad actors on the Internet:

Domain Name Disputes

Has someone else registered a domain name that is identical or confusingly similar to your trademark? Read more…

Copyright Infringement

Is someone copying text, images, music or software from your website? Read more…

Domain Name Transactions

Have you launched a new business or added a brand to an existing business? Read more…

Contracts and licenses

Are you creating or growing your Internet presence? Read more…