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Recent Domain News

Apple wins aplestore.com, its first UDRP victory of the year

Apple wins its first domain arbitration case of the year. Apple has won a dispute over the domain name aplestore.com as a World Intellectual Property Organization panel ordered the domain name transferred to the iPhone maker. The typo of AppleStore.com was registered to a man in Poland and forwarded to a parked page full of ads

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WIPO Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution: Update on Practices and Precedents

WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19 and 20, 2010 Overview The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center is internationally recognized as the leading institution in the resolution of Internet domain name disputes. Since December 1999, the Center has administered over 32,000 proceedings, of which over 17,000 under the WIPO-initiated Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) adopted by ICANN. The UDRP applies to disputes in the generic top-level domains (gTLDs) (e.g., .com, .net, .org, .mobi), as well as an increasing number of ccTLDs.

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31,000 domain names have been handled by WIPO since the UDRP’s launch

Demand for WIPO’s dispute resolution services, in particular relating to cybersquatting cases, continued in 2009 with trademark holders filing 2,107 complaints under procedures based on the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), which at WIPO became a paperless operation at the end of 2009.

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WIPO Reports Decrease in Cybersquatting Complains But Warns of TLD Expansion (CircleID)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the recipient of over 50% of domain name disputes world wide, reports that the total number of complaints filed under Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) in 2009 decreased by 9.5% as compared to the previous year.

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New UDRP Rules – Implementation Process and Paperless Filing at WIPO: What You Need To Know

On October 30, 2009, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board approved WIPO’s proposal to amend the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (Rules) to allow for electronic-only filing of pleadings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) .

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Arbitrator Asks Good Questions About Expedited UDRP

Domain name arbitrator asks good questions about Expedited UDRP. The Hon. Neil Brown, a UDRP domain name arbitrator, has submitted comments to ICANN regarding Czech Arbitration Court’s plans for expedited UDRPs. He actually phrases them as rhetorical questions, but they certainly raise a number of issues. They’re worth reading in their entirety, but here’s a summary: Can the Expedited Decision proposal be implemented by amendments to the Supplemental Rules of the Czech Arbitration Court

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$219 million could have been saved by registering the domain names before cybersquatters

Corporation Service Company,the largest Registered Agent service company in the world representing hundreds of thousands of business entities worldwide recently announced that about $220 million were spent on recovering domain names through Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

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