This Domain Name Seized from Don Juravin
The domain, formerly registered by the infamous scam artist Don Juravin, now forwards to this post.
On January 12, 2021, the World Intellectual Property Organization awarded the domain to Marc Randazza, First Amendment attorney and managing partner of Randazza Legal Group, PLLC.
Juravin is a con man and scam artist who was found to have engaged in fraud. He was sued by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and fined $25 million by a Federal Judge for deceptive and unfair trade practices in connection with his operation of Roca Labs, a company that sold bogus weight loss products and then sued its unhappy clients who left negative reviews. A Federal Bankruptcy Judge found Juravin “intended to deceive customers to enrich himself by over $7 million,” with that judge finding his purported explanation “unbelievable” and his testimony “not credible”. FTC v. Juravin, Case No. 6:19-ap-00030 (M. Bankr. Fla. Oct. 27, 2020). “Not credible” is judge-speak for “liar.”
Randazza Legal Group defended several clients against Juravin over the years, and continues to do so. When Juravin goes about scamming the public, his victims turn to Marc Randazza for help. Juravin bullies his critics by threatening them with lawsuits and harassing them online. He created websites devoted to “Google bombing” our clients and their families. He hired individuals whose sole job was to write fake negative reviews about our clients on Yelp, Google, and other consumer review sites. He bullies our clients regularly on various social media sites. He also tries to bully us, but we know how to fight back.
In 2020, Juravin spearheaded an unrelenting online harassment campaign against Marc Randazza and the team at Randazza Legal Group, including the registration of the domain name and the publication of lies and misleading information aimed at discrediting the Firm. Lies and scams are his modus operandi.
Marc Randazza and Randazza Legal Group are satisfied that the World Intellectual Property Organization saw Juravin’s bad faith tactics for exactly what they are. You can read the decision here. The arbitrator determined that the website to which that domain pointed contained “false and misleading information” about Marc Randazza, and that Juravin “registered the disputed domain name in bad faith.” As a result of the bad faith registration, the arbitrator ordered a transfer of the domain name.
If you have been bullied, harassed or experienced wrongdoing at the hands of Don Juravin, please feel free to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help where we can. If you can’t afford us, don’t worry. We will still try to find a way to help you.