Reading domain name dispute decisions is certainly not for everyone. But for those, like me, who want to stay on top of trends in this area of the law, it's an important and highly informative task.
That's why I review these decisions every day. And you can, too.
Fortunately, it's not difficult to follow domain name disputes -- if you know where to look. Here are the easiest ways to keep informed about new decisions from all of the ICANN-approved dispute resolution service providers for the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS):
- The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) maintains a "Subscribe to WIPO Newsletters" page (www3.wipo.int/newsletters/en/) that includes a check box for "Domain Name Decisions." E-mails contain links to new decisions under the UDRP and other domain name dispute policies managed by WIPO, including many ccTLDs. WIPO also publishes a list of all decisions at www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/casesx/all.html.
- The National Arbitration Forum (NAF) has a "Domain Name Decisions Daily Feed" page (dailymail.adrforum.com) with a simple form to receive a daily e-mail update with UDRP and URS decisions, as well as additional policies managed by NAF, including the usDRP (for .us domain names). Decisions also can be searched at www.adrforum.com/SearchDecisions.
- The Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) posts new decisions on its website at udrp.adr.eu/adr/decisions/index.php.
- The Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) posts new UDRP and URS decisions on its website at www.adndrc.org/mten/UDRP_Decisions.php.