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-
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 —
Attempts to Solve the UDRP’s Trademark Holder Bias: A Problem that Remains Unsolved Despite the Introduction of New Top Level Domain Names
Fair.com?: An Examination of the Allegations of Systemic Unfairness in the ICANN UDRP
March 10, 2017