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New Software Makes it Easier to File UDRPs

February 1, 2010alias encore, Domaining, Domainnamewire, Policy & Law, udrpComments Off on New Software Makes it Easier to File UDRPs

Alias Encore releases software tool making it easy to construct UDRP cases.

Alias EncoreTyposquatting domain recovery company Alias Encore has opened a beta for its new Domain Enforcement and Management System. The system helps companies find out which of their domain names are being typosquatted, prioritize enforcement action, and even use a simple tool to create and file UDRP cases.

As a first step, the system allows brand owners to find typos of their domain names, and then prioritize which ones to go after based on the nature of the infringement and estimated traffic to the domains. Users can then use a UDRP construction kit to create complaints for National Arbitration Forum or World Intellectual Property Organization. The kit enables people to select options and reference cases to build their case.

Alias Encore’s system also includes a domain portfolio manager to help brand managers control their domain names across multiple registrars. Companies that win domain names through UDRP often have to manage the domains at a variety of registrars.

Now, if only there were a tool to file responses to UDRP cases…


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Linking Automated UDRP Filers CitizenHawk and Alias Encore

November 16, 2009alias encore, citizenhawk, Domaining, Domainnamewire, Policy & Law, TyposquattingComments Off on Linking Automated UDRP Filers CitizenHawk and Alias Encore

CitizenHawk founder created competing firm for typosquatting recovery.

This morning I was reading a couple articles about FreeCreditReport.com’s win of over 1,000 domains in a single UDRP. (See DNW’s story here.)

I was going to write a post about how so many blogs get information wrong, spreading falsities. These aren’t willful, but still hurt companies. In this case, I was reading an article at one of AOL’s blogs that said the company behind the cybersquatting, NetCorp, owned Moniker. That’s not true. Neither is the headline, which called the case a lawsuit.

But then I followed the story through Slashdot over to a company called Alias Encore. Alias Encore had written about the win and noted that CitizenHawk represented FreeCreditReport.com in the case:

Interestingly, FreeCreditReport.com was represented in the case by a company called CitizenHawk, Inc., which is not a law firm as would be typical. CitizenHawk and other similar firms such as Alias Encore, Inc. specialize in the automated creation of UDRP complaints using proprietary software, enabling brand holders to enforce their trademark rights at an otherwise infeasible scale.

“The exhibits for this UDRP would have been thousands of pages long, making the case nearly impossible to construct manually,” said Graham MacRobie, CEO of Alias Encore. “Companies have been playing a losing game of Whac-A-Mole with cybersquatters for years, and this case serves as an excellent demonstration of the role automation can play in leveling the playing field by going after huge chunks of infringing names at once.”

It wasn’t what CitzenHawk and Alias Encore do that caught me off guard. People have known about their automated C&D and UDRP filing for a while. What caught my attention was the name Graham MacRobie. He instantly stood out to me as the founder of…CitizenHawk.

I interviewed MacRobie back in 2007 when he founded CitizenHawk. He raised some cash from outside investors, but apparently split and started competitor Alias Encore in 2008.

This certainly was a tenuous situation. Indeed, Alias Encore released a press release in September noting that the two firms had “buried the hatchet”.

Alias Encore files UDRP cases on a pay-for-performance basis. After recovering a domain name, it points it to the client’s web site and collects a sales commission on any resulting converted traffic for a specified period of time.

This business model may be in luck, as new lower “fast track”/”easy case” pricing from WIPO and Czech Arbitration Court will make it more cost effective for them to file automated UDRPs in the future.


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