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Cybersquatters Beware -- DomainSkate Makes Disputing Web Trademarks Easy


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Affordable and Easy-to-Use Online Service Makes UDRP Complaints a Snap

In the internet age, having a website is essential for any business, large or small. But what happens when a company goes to register its domain, only to find out that the name is taken? Or worse still, what if a company inadvertently lets its website lapse and a cybersquatter snaps it up in order to sell it back for a premium or create a copycat or phishing site? With this year’s upcoming ‘internet expansion,’ which could potentially add a thousand or more new top-level domains to the 22 that currently exist, events like these will become evermore commonplace. It’s essential for brands to know that they can claim or defend the websites that should rightfully be theirs. In the past there were only two options: give up or “lawyer up.”

Enter DomainSkate, an affordable online service that offers a better option: the simple creation of a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) Complaint. A process established by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a UDRP Complaint sends a dispute to arbitration rather than a lengthy and expensive battle in court. DomainSkate’s platform makes complaint generation painless, with an easy-to-use platform and a quick turnaround time for review from one of DomainSkate’s non-legal staff, speeding the process from starting the complaint to filing it to as little as one business day. Or, for an added fee, DomainSkate will pass your UDRP Complaint along to a non-exclusive attorney partner firm, who will review the document and file it with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) on your behalf.

Founder and President David Mitnick, an intellectual property attorney-turned-web entrepreneur, explains: “Cybersquatting has been around as long as the internet itself. And while we can all get a good laugh when the Michelin Guide forgets to register the plural of its name, or Guy Fieri doesn’t think to purchase the URL for the short-form name of his Times Square restaurant, the companies being spoofed don’t think it’s funny. It costs them customers and revenue. Not having full control of your brand online means you’re potentially opening yourself up to disastrous consequences. Filing a UDRP through DomainSkate is an easy, fast, and affordable way to regain that control and protect your brand.”

DomainSkate pricing begins at $499 for basic services, and $999 for legal review and filing. A special $399 rate is available on basic services for first-time users.

About DomainSkate

Founded in 2012, DomainSkate was created to make it easier, cheaper and more effective to protect and recover domain names online. With thousands of domain names stolen, cybersquatted, or otherwise misused every year, brands can reclaim what’s lost through the easy completion of a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) Complaint through DomainSkate’s simple, affordable platform—saving thousands in legal fees and hours in court. To learn more, visit: http://domainskate.com.



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