Final RPM Report Follows ICA Comment and Sets Stage for UDRP Review

Philip CorwinICA, ICANN, Law & Policy, UDRP, URS

Domain registrants have long voiced their desire for a comprehensive review and subsequent reforms of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). That goal is now in sight, and is set to proceed in the manner recommended to ICANN by ICA. On January 11, 2016 ICANN policy staff submitted to the GNSO Council the “Final Issue Report on a Policy Development …

Initial Statement of the Internet Commerce Association Regarding the Camilla.Com UDRP Decision

Philip CorwinDomain Law, ICA, ICANN, Law & Policy, UDRP, WIPO

Washington, DC; December 11, 2015 — The Internet Commerce Association today released the following initial statement in regard to the November 30 decision of the WIPO Administrative Panel in the case of Camilla Australia Pty Ltd v. Domain Admin, Mrs Jello, LLC (Case No. D2015-1593; http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=D2015-1593): The egregious three-member panel decision in this Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) dispute departs …

ICA Tells ICANN That Comprehensive UDRP Review Should Follow RPM Analysis

Philip CorwinDomain Law, ICA, ICANN, INTA, Law & Policy, UDRP, URS, WIPO

On November 30th ICA filed its comment letter regarding the “Preliminary Issue Report on a GNSO Policy Development Process to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs” that was published for public comment on October 9, 2015. ICA’s complete comment can be viewed at http://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-rpm-prelim-issue-09oct15/msg00021.html, and all 24 filed comments are available at http://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-rpm-prelim-issue-09oct15/index.html. The principal question raised by the Report …

Electronic Frontier Foundation tells ICANN to Delete URS from .Travel

Philip CorwinAccountability, GNSO, ICANN, Law & Policy, UDRP, URS

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has just told ICANN to drop the notion of applying the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) dispute resolution system to .Travel and other legacy gTLDs without undertaking a full Policy Development Process (PDP). In a June 12 letter, EFF stated: ICANN should not apply URS to the .travel domain, or to any additional domains, by the …

ICA to ICANN: We’ll “Vigorously Oppose” Changing URS to Facilitate RDNH

Philip CorwinICA, ICANN, Law & Policy, UDRP, URS

On Thursday, April 30th ICA filed a comment letter with ICANN regarding the “Draft Report: Rights Protection Mechanisms Review” published earlier this year. This preliminary report paves the way for a more extensive issues report on the new gTLD RPMs that will be delivered to the GNSO Council this fall. That second report will not only inform the debate on whether …

ICA Exploring Domain Theft Project to Counter a Growing Abuse

Philip CorwinCongress, ICANN, Law & Policy, UDRP

There has been a lot of domain industry press attention lately to domain thefts. We don’t know for sure if this problem is becoming more acute or is just being reported on more often. But, regardless of the level of activity, we know that there are inadequate recovery and punitive remedies available at present for domain owners who experience theft …