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Warner Bros. gets Gauntlet.com domain name after filing UDRP

Entertainment company now controls Gauntlet.com domain name.

GauntletWarner Bros. has filed a UDRP against the domain name Gauntlet.com, and it appears the domain name registrant handed the domain name over as a result. It’s not clear yet if a payment was involved, but I’ve reached out to the previous domain owner.

Warner Bros. distributed the 1977 film The Gauntlet directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Eastwood and Sondra Locke.

But its interest in the domain name might not have to do with a movie remake.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment purchased some of video game publisher Midway’s assets for $49 million in 2009 after Midway filed for bankruptcy. Midway had developed a Gauntlet video game. It registered Gauntlet related domain names after the acquisition.

Only time will tell if the domain name will be used for a movie or video game.

The UDRP was withdrawn and the latest UDRP record shows that the domain name is now controlled by an intellectual property law firm.

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    • DR.DOMAIN says

      Yeah,just too generic to get snatched in a UDRP.(imo) Maybe WB bullied him with a filing…and he got “just go away” money from them? I certainly hope he did.

  1. Steve says

    Archive.org shows that there were game ads running on the parked page. That proves you need to be very aware of what is showing up on your parked domains even if they are generic. Too bad, nice domain lost because of bad management.

  2. tony says

    Uhh, I highly doubt it was just handed over. First off, look at how many trademark filings for the word “gauntlet”, having nothing to do with Warner Bros.:

    86121495 BLACK GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    2 86075079 CAGE GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    3 85744165 GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    4 85532251 SWITCHGAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    5 85912184 GRAVEYARD GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    6 85490707 GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    7 85545784 THE GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    8 85890701 GRAVEYARD GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    9 85752833 GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    10 85603669 GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    11 85570457 GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    12 85685399 GAUNTLET PRINCIPAL INVESTMENTS TSDR DEAD
    13 85921715 THE GAUNTLET GA, LLC TSDR LIVE
    14 85360049 GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    15 85744241 GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    16 85748143 GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    17 85603692 GAUNTLET – ONE FOR ALL TSDR DEAD
    18 85450195 4251277 BATTLE GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    19 85456722 THE GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    20 85252828 4147606 GAUNTLET WEAR TSDR LIVE
    21 85073169 4064240 GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    22 85269591 4052359 GAUNTLET COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CAPITAL TSDR LIVE
    23 85193360 3990029 THE GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    24 85061791 BLADE GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    25 78931109 3242232 ROYAL GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    26 78639853 3214078 GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    27 78828712 3193755 THE GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    28 78531510 3088783 GAUNTLET SEVEN SORROWS TSDR DEAD
    29 78906227 3442855 GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    30 78906209 GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    31 78504904 MAIL GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    32 78272662 2862826 GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    33 78312844 2966432 COMMANDERGAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    34 78218099 THE GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    35 77924177 GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    36 77675272 3741082 THE GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    37 77856831 GRIDIRON GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    38 77837383 3798880 GAUNTLET WARBIRDS TSDR LIVE
    39 77089315 3367861 TELTONE GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    40 77240217 3404960 THE GAUNTLET TSDR LIVE
    41 77028358 GREEN GAUNTLET SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE TSDR DEAD
    42 76658677 GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    43 76582982 GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    44 76541828 GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    45 76527364 POWERLINK GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    46 75779922 2564893 B G TSDR DEAD
    47 75850337 GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    48 75849364 GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD
    49 75789929 GAUNTLET DARK LEGACY TSDR DEAD
    50 75786377 2518276 GAUNTLET TSDR DEAD

  3. Tony says

    not making any sense, doesn’t anyone care about the reason why a domain that has several trademarks gets transferred. STUPID!!!!!

  4. Tony says

    Ok, if they paid the $90K, it’s because Schilling, if he’s smart, responded back saying, hey, we’re going to fight this since you guys (WB) isn’t the exclusive holder of all those trademarks with “gauntlet”, AND… given the definition for “GAUNTLET” is “a stout glove with a long loose wrist”, he should’ve used the argument. But some how, they must’ve said, well, we have the TM rights from long time ago, so we will prevail and fight… how about we pay you some money.. bam bam thank you. ok, let’s do it.

    Escrow.com Gauntlet.com $90K. too funny..

    I thought the damn name is generic.

    Put “define gauntlet” in google, I see a definition, but no reference to Warner Brothers… so WTF?

  5. Tony says

    Freak’n letting Google getting away because they are a JUMBO JET.. is that how it works.. DAVID GOLIATH… Jumbo Jet get’s away.. Little Jet pays the price… – hahahahah – you think I’m stupid? I think I’m stupid.

  6. Tony says

    Sounds like eScrew – like WB eScrew Schilling.. – dude.. I don’t know.. can someone tell me if I drank too much coffee this morning..

  7. Tony says

    As I’m looking more into this.. I’ll go ahead and contact Gauntlet.net and Gauntlet.org and let them know that a Gauntlet is going to Gauntlet them with their Gauntlet.

  8. ChuckWagen says

    You, without a doubt, had too much coffee this morning. Exactly what is it that you put in your coffee?

  9. tony says

    I had some coffee and then I crashed asleep. After that, I regained energy and I kept coming back to this site looking for some more feedback.

    Seriously, I think media needs to give complete story about what happened. otherwise, this speculation is going to make me doubt their future stories.

    They cannot just give a partial story, saying, Warner Brothers gets Gauntlet.com after filing UDRP. That title right there gives the impression that the UDRP ruled in favor of Warner Brothers… but then, as you read further in these comments, someone suggests it was sold for some $90,000 USD, which contradicts the title of this article.

    So, if media publishers continue to post these inconsistent articles, in order to wound up and get the reader’s blood boiling on a silly matter where the title shouldn’t actually be validated as “OK”, then they are shooting themselves in their own foot because next time, their future articles are going to get less readers due to all the HYPE, misleading stories that are not fully accurate.

    Schilling would not just hand it over… This just doesn’t make sense…

    Gauntlet.com is a descriptive domain, is generic, and multiple trademarks exists, and Schilling is going to let them get away with such a GREAT domain.

    WTF!!!!!!!

  10. tony says

    Now I’m questioning Schilling’s negotiation tactics, if he was CyberBullied out of the domain. Why didn’t David Steel represent Schilling, since they are good friends.

  11. Kevin says

    Schilling has a history of handing over domains
    It wouldn’t be the first time
    He is dead set against losing a udrp
    He would rather hand over one of umpteen thousand domains than get trapped in a losing udrp

    Yes he has defended some true but he has also handed a number of good domains over when the writing was on the wall

  12. ROIMarketing says

    There seems to be a huge increase in the number of UDRP’s being filed recently, is this trend going to continue? Has anyone compiled hard stats on number of complaints being filed over the years?

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