Why the UDRP needs review and reform

What is the UDRP?
Defending a UDRP
UDRP Review and Reform
Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH)

The ICA is developing a position paper on needed UDRP procedural and substantive reforms in anticipation of the internal ICANN Working Group review that will commence in 2018. The UDRP is the only ICANN Consensus Policy that has never undergone any review. ICANN has, for the first time since the adoption of the UDRP in 1999, undertaken to review and consider revisions of the UDRP and other rights protection mechanisms. The web page for the Working Group tasked with this review can be found here-
https://community.icann.org/display/RARPMRIAGPWG/Review+of+all+Rights+Protection+Mechanisms+(RPMs)+in+all+gTLDs+PDP+Working+Group+Home

Participation in this Working Group, as either a member or an observer, is open to anyone interested and willing to comply with the working group guidelines.

Many articles have documented the flaws in the UDRP and called for remedial reforms. Such articles includes —

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/07/11/why_icanns_domain_dispute_rules/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/07/11/why_icanns_domain_dispute_rules_2/

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/02/04/does-the-udrp-do-more-harm-than-good/

http://directnavigation.com/2010/01/udrp-a-guest-post-every-domainer-must-read/

http://domainnamewire.com/2009/09/09/4-ways-to-reform-udrp-now/

http://domain.tips/udrp-cases-is-there-a-consensus-in-the-decisions/

http://www.domainarts.com/2013/11/07/push-to-adopt-renewed-in-bad-faith-standard-in-udrp-puts-investment-domains-at-risk/

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20100423_naf_copying_pasting_nonsense_into_udrp_decisions/

Academic Papers on the UDRP

Pamela Segal
Attempts to Solve the UDRP’s Trademark Holder Bias: A Problem that Remains Unsolved Despite the Introduction of New Top Level Domain Names
June 2002
http://cardozojcr.com/issues/volume-3-1/note/

Michael Froomkin
Rough Justice
http://ccent.syr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/roughjustice.pdf

Michael Geist
Fair.com?: An Examination of the Allegations of Systemic Unfairness in the ICANN UDRP
August 2001
http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~geist/geistudrp.pdf