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Goodwill.com Dispute Resolved Amicably

March 1, 2010cyber2media, Domaining, Domainnamewire, goodwill, Policy & LawComments Off on Goodwill.com Dispute Resolved Amicably

Goodwill gets Goodwill.com in “amicable” resolution to domain name dispute.

GoodwillIn December, Domain Name Wire wrote about non-profit Goodwill Industries filing a complaint over the domain name Goodwill.com. The domain name was won on NameJet for $55,000 just days before the complaint was filed and then parked.

The next month Goodwill ended up dropping the case against Cyber2Media, which had purchased the domain name in the expired domain name auction.

Cyber2Media says the dispute was resolved amicably, although it is not able to disclose details. Goodwill President and CEO Jim Gibbons sent a thank you letter to Cyber2Media on January 8, 2010 (incorrectly dated 2009) stating:

“GII thanks Cyber2Media, Inc. for its cooperation in the transfer of the domain name goodwill.com.”

That letter is viewable here.


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Goodwill Drops Lawsuit Over Goodwill.com Domain Name

January 14, 2010Domaining, Domainnamewire, goodwill, lawsuit, Policy & LawComments Off on Goodwill Drops Lawsuit Over Goodwill.com Domain Name

Lawsuit dismissed, domain name no longer resolves.

GoodwillGoodwill has voluntarily dismissed its case against Cyber2Media over the domain name Goodwill.com.

Goodwill Industries International, Inc., filed the case against Cyber2Media following the auction of the expired domain name on NameJet. Cyber2Media bought the domain name for $55,978 in the auction. It was then parked.

In its suit, non-profit Goodwill claimed trademark infringement, unfair competition, violation of the anti-cybersquatting protection act, interference with prospective economic advantage, and unjust enrichment.

The domain name’s whois record still shows Cyber2Media as the owner, but the domain name no longer resolves. The case was dismissed without prejudice, meaning Goodwill Industries reserves the right to file another case about the matter in the future. [Update: Goodwill Industries now is the owner of record for the domain]


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Goodwill Non-Profit Sues to Get Goodwill.com Domain Name

December 17, 2009anti-cybersquatting, Domaining, Domainnamewire, goodwill, lawsuits, Policy & LawComments Off on Goodwill Non-Profit Sues to Get Goodwill.com Domain Name

Charity sues company that bought domain name for $55,000 in NameJet domain name auction.

GoodwillNon-profit Goodwill Industries International has sued the owner of Goodwill.com for alleged trademark infringement. The lawsuit (pdf) names Cyber2Media, Inc., the owner of the domain, and Oversee.net, which briefly monetized the domain on its DomainSponsor platform, as defendants.

For years, the domain name Goodwill.com was used by Goodwill Group, Inc., a Japanese staffing company. Goodwill Industries notes that it didn’t believe Goodwill Group was using the domain in bad faith. But then Goodwill Group changed its name and let the domain name expire.

Domain name registrar Network Solutions sent the domain name to an expired domain auction earlier this month on NameJet. Goodwill Industries contacted Network Solutions to try to stop the auction from taking place, but was unsuccessful. The winning bid was $55,000. (DNJournal reports the winning bid in this week’s sales report as $55,978.)

After winning the auction, the lawsuit alleges that Cyber2Media parked the domain name with links related to charitable giving. Goodwill Industries claims this has caused severe damage since December is a busy month for charitable giving.

The domain was originally parked at DomainSponsor, but is now parked with an eNom service.

Goodwill Industries claims trademark infringement, unfair competition, violation of the anti-cybersquatting protection act, interference with prospective economic advantage, and unjust enrichment. Goodwill is seeking transfer of the domain name and economic damages.


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Goodwill Non-Profit Sues to Get Goodwill.com Domain Name

December 17, 2009anti-cybersquatting, Domaining, Domainnamewire, goodwill, lawsuits, Policy & LawComments Off on Goodwill Non-Profit Sues to Get Goodwill.com Domain Name

Charity sues company that bought domain name for $55,000 in NameJet domain name auction.

GoodwillNon-profit Goodwill Industries International has sued the owner of Goodwill.com for alleged trademark infringement. The lawsuit (pdf) names Cyber2Media, Inc., the owner of the domain, and Oversee.net, which briefly monetized the domain on its DomainSponsor platform, as defendants.

For years, the domain name Goodwill.com was used by Goodwill Group, Inc., a Japanese staffing company. Goodwill Industries notes that it didn’t believe Goodwill Group was using the domain in bad faith. But then Goodwill Group changed its name and let the domain name expire.

Domain name registrar Network Solutions sent the domain name to an expired domain auction earlier this month on NameJet. Goodwill Industries contacted Network Solutions to try to stop the auction from taking place, but was unsuccessful. The winning bid was $55,000. (DNJournal reports the winning bid in this week’s sales report as $55,978.)

After winning the auction, the lawsuit alleges that Cyber2Media parked the domain name with links related to charitable giving. Goodwill Industries claims this has caused severe damage since December is a busy month for charitable giving.

The domain was originally parked at DomainSponsor, but is now parked with an eNom service.

Goodwill Industries claims trademark infringement, unfair competition, violation of the anti-cybersquatting protection act, interference with prospective economic advantage, and unjust enrichment. Goodwill is seeking transfer of the domain name and economic damages.


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