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Domain disputes rise again as new gTLDs loom

Simon Crompton, London


The number of UDRP disputes at WIPO grew by 4.3% in 2012, and has now almost tripled over the past eight years. With the imminent arrival of new gTLDs, how much further can the number of cases grow?

WIPO is the biggest of the four UDRP providers of UDRP services. It dealt with 2,884 UDRP cases in 2012, covering 5,082 domains, according to Melbourne IT. The volume has grown every year since 2003, except for a brief blip...


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