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Don’t Fall for This Domain Name ‘Expiration’ Scam

Don’t Fall for This Domain Name ‘Expiration’ Scam

If, like me and my clients, you ever receive an email about a domain name expiration, proceed with great suspicion — because many of these “notices” are a sham. They’re designed to sell you services you don’t need or to trick you into transferring your domain name to another registrar. Usually, the emails can safely be ignored. Here’s an example: As shown in the image above, an important-looking email from “Domain Service” refers to a specific domain name in the subject line. The body of the email states that it is an “EXPIRATION NOTICE.” However, the finer print states that... read more

Don’t Fall for This Domain Name ‘Expiration’ Scam

If, like me and my clients, you ever receive an email about a domain name expiration, proceed with great suspicion — because many of these “notices” are a sham. They’re designed to sell you services you don’t need or to trick you into transferring your domain name to another registrar. Usually, the emails can safely be ignored. Here’s an example: As shown in the image above, an important-looking email from “Domain Service” refers to a specific domain name in the subject line. The body of the email states that it is an “EXPIRATION NOTICE.” However, the finer print states that... read more

The Strength of Top-Level Domains in UDRP Decisions

Another domain name dispute decision — this one for <24hour.fitness> — has highlighted the increasing (potential) relevance of the top-level domain (TLD) under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). As I have written before (see “When is the Top-Level Domain (TLD) Relevant in a Domain Name Dispute?“), the proliferation of new TLDs is having an impact on whether and how UDRP panels consider the TLD in their decisions. The traditional rule that the TLD is usually disregarded in assessing whether a disputed domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a complainant’s trademark is clearly... read more

8 Facts About 3-Member Panels in UDRP Cases

Proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) can be heard by either a one- or three-member panel. Here are eight important facts that every complainant (trademark owner) and respondent (domain name registrant) should consider when deciding whether to select one or three members. 1. Either party — complainant or respondent — has an opportunity to select a three-member panel. Specifically, Rule 5(c)(iv) says: “If Complainant has elected a single-member panel in the complaint…, [the Response shall] state whether Respondent elects instead to have the dispute decided by a three-member panel.” 2. A three-member panel is more... 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…