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UDRP Case Summaries

Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy was established and adopted at ICANN’s inception as a dispute resolution policy to resolve disputes between trademark holders and domain owners more quickly and cost-effectively than judicial litigation. 

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The Inaugural Levine Lecture by Tony Willoughby

May 21, 2024

Join us for the inaugural Levine Lecture, part of our annual lecture series honoring Gerald Levine, recipient of the ICA Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant scholarly contributions to the…

Failure to Amend Basis for Complaint Upon Revelation of Whois Details, is RDNH – vol 4.20

May 21, 2024

Failure to Amend Basis for Complaint Upon Revelation of Whois Details, is RDNH This case raises two particularly interesting issues. The first is whether a party that registers a domain…

Panel: “Textbook Example of When RDNH is Warranted” – vol. 4.19

May 14, 2024

Panel: “Textbook Example of When RDNH is Warranted” If you were the Panelist and if this case had been undefended, would you have checked the USPTO database yourself to ensure…

Food for Thought: 26-Year-Old Domain Name Transferred – vol. 4.18

May 7, 2024

Food for Thought: 26-Year-Old Domain Name Transferred Mere Possibility of Infringement Is Not Bad Faith… with the caveat that we are not privy to all of the information contained within…

SMARTCONTRACTS .COM Confusingly Similar to SMARTCON? – vol 4.17

April 30, 2024

SMARTCONTRACTS .COM Confusingly Similar to SMARTCON? The Respondent is identified as “Expiry Assignment Service / Afternic, LLC – On Behalf of Domain Owner”. Afternic is GoDaddy’s aftermarket and auction business…

Complainant Stumbles on Creation Date vs. Registration Date, and RDNH Found – vol. 4.16

April 23, 2024

Complainant Stumbles on Creation Date vs. Registration Date, and RDNH Found This was tough luck for the Complainant but as the Panel noted, “the Complainant has not attempted to deal…

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The Internet Commerce Association would not exist without the support of our members and those who help spread the important message of protecting the legitimate rights and interests of domain registrants. Remember those companies that help protect your rights as a domain owner by visiting our member sites. A special thank you is owed to all of our sponsors and members.

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Sedo.com, Platinum Member
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ParkingCrew Platinum Member
Dynadot Domain Names
Telepathy.com Gold Member
Digimedia Gold Member
Create, Platinum Member
NamesCon, Silver Member
PTL Gold Memeber
Media Options, Silver Member
Dengi Media
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Domain Capital Gold Member
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