Although the pro-reform stance of academic Konstantinos
Komaitis was backed by some speakers from the floor, most of
the panel argued that the UDRP was predictable, generally fair
to both sides and should not be tampered with while new gTLDs are being
"We believe quite strongly as a non-profit that has
administered over 20,000 cases that the UDRP is in pretty good
shape overall," said David Roache-Turner, head of the Domain
Name Dispute Resolution Section at WIPO.
"While any legal instrument can be improved, now is probably
not the best time to be having an extended discussion about
process," he added.
The Council of Icann's Generic Names Supporting Organisation
(GNSO) is considering
whether to initiate a policy development process (PDP) - a set
of formal steps that guide the review, timing and approval of
new policies - on the UDRP.
The issue is being pushed by the non-commercial users...