31 May ICANN Recommends Against Revamping UDRP
ICANN staff says now is not the time to open wholesale rethink of UDRP. Echoing the sentiments of a number of UDRP providers as well as prominent UDRP defense attorneys , ICANN’s staff has recommended against having the Generic Names Supporting Organization opening a “policy development process” on UDRP. However, in a new report ICANN notes that there are some complaints about process and implementation of UDRP that may warrant review should GNSO feel it necessary to proceed: …if the GNSO Council nevertheless believes that the UDRP should be reviewed, Staff suggests an alternative approach for addressing this issue. After carefully evaluating the issues and concerns expressed by the ICANN community regarding the UDRP, Staff has concluded that many relate to process issues associated with the implementation of the UDRP, rather than the language of the policy itself.
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ICANN Recommends Against Revamping UDRP