Title: Reflections on the uniform domain name dispute resolution policy as it enters its second decade

Authors: Alpana Roy

Addresses: UTS Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney, CMO5B.04.52, City Campus, PO Box 123 Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia

Abstract: On 24 October 1999, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) implemented the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) as a dispute resolution procedure for resolving domain name disputes. The UDRP has been a very popular method for resolving disputes, and since its inception the principal UDRP global dispute resolution provider – the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, has administered over 20,000 proceedings under the UDRP (or UDRP-related policies). This article examines the core principles which have emerged in UDRP jurisprudence and practice, and outlines some of the major criticisms and suggestions for reform as the UDRP enters its second decade.

Keywords: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; ICANN; Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy; UDRP jurisprudence; UDRP practice; online dispute resolution; trademarks; online disputes; uniform domain names.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPL.2012.045943

International Journal of Technology Policy and Law, 2012 Vol.1 No.1, pp.15 - 24

Published online: 20 Sep 2014 *

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