Domain Name Disputes

All gTLD domain name registrations are subject to a mandatory dispute resolution service called the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (often referred to as the "UDRP"). Under the policy, trademark owners may bring an action against a domain name registrant if it believes that the domain name was both registered and used in bad faith.  

The UDRP was created through a multi-stakeholder process within the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in 1998 to address clear-cut cases of trademark abuse (also called "cybersquatting").    The UDRP has been described by many as a quasi-arbitration before accredited dispute providers including the FORUM and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Domain Name disputes are heard by "Panelists" at the respective dispute providers.  For example, Jeff Neuman is an accredited Panelist at The Forum.

UDRP Documents

UDRP Cases

Cases which were decided by Jeff Neuman as a Panelist for The Forum:

Case involving oraclemicros.com where Complainant prevailed in demonstrating registration and use of the domain name in bad faith.

Offerpad, Inc. v. Phillip Haynes

FA1909553

Decided:  September 30, 2020

Case involving offerpaddepot.com where Complainant prevailed in demonstrating registration and use of the domain name in bad faith.

Case involving coopershawk.com where Registrant prevailed and where the Complainant was found to have engaged in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking.

Google LLC v. Floan Delveir

FA1925079

Decided:  January 21, 2021

Case involving google-tags.com where Complainant prevailed in demonstrating registration and use of the domain name in bad faith.

Google LLC v. Robert Stabile

FA1929303

Decided:  February 15, 2021

Case involving youtubeomp3dl.com and hdyoutubedownloaderfree.com where Complainant prevailed in demonstrating registration and use of the domain names in bad faith.

Toei Animation Co., Ltd. v. Jeff Green / SpeedyWebz

FA1929303

Decided: March 3, 2021

Case involving sailormoontv.com where Complainant prevailed in demonstrating registration and use of the domain name in bad faith.

Snap Inc. v. Dan Premium

FA1931133

Decided: March 24, 2021

Case involving premiumsnap.org and premiumsnap.biz where Complainant prevailed in demonstrating registration and use of the domain names in bad faith.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC v. Jenks Presley

FA1933334

Decided: April 12, 2021

Case involving cold-well-banker.com involving the registration and use of the disputed domain name by the ex-spouse of a former Franchisee of Complainant.  Complainant prevailed in demonstrating registration and use of the domain names in bad faith.

Sig Sauer Inc. v. Joseph Lawrence

FA1937107

Decided: April 22, 2021

Case involving sigsauerstore247.com where Complainant prevailed in demonstrating registration and use of the domain names in bad faith.

Google LLC v. Gabriel Duby

FA1937107

Decided: May 12, 2021

Case involving youtubeconvert.cc where Complainant prevailed in demonstrating registration and use of the domain names in bad faith.

Case involving drseussenterprises.com where Complainant prevailed in demonstrating registration and use of the domain names in bad faith.  Interesting aspect in this case is the domain name itself resolved to a random website that was neither associated with the Complainant nor Respondent.