Domain Name Publications

Here are my recent publications on domain name dispute resolution – you can download a copy by clicking on the title.

auDRP Overview 1.0. This is a compendium of consensus views of panels on key legal and procedural issues under the auDRP, drawn from the 330+ cases that have been decided from inception of the auDRP, on 1 August 2002, to 15 July 2014.

Online Dispute Resolution – the Phenomenon of the UDRP forthcoming in Paul Torremans (ed), Research Handbook on Cross-Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property (2014, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA). This chapter reviews the history and practical utilisation of the UDRP, and identifies and evaluates the criticisms of the UDRP.

The Evolution of Precedent in Mandatory Arbitration – Lessons from a Decade of Domain Name Dispute ResolutionThe Arbitrator and Mediator, Vol. 30, No. 1 (2011). This paper explores why and how, exactly, the ICANN UDRP system for mandatory arbitration of domain name disputes has evolved a comprehensive and largely non-controversial body of precedent, despite the absence of an appellate body and a doctrine of stare decisis.

The ICANN Domain Name Dispute Resolution System as a Model for Resolving other Intellectual Property Disputes on the InternetJournal of World Intellectual Property, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2002). This article explains the reasons for the effectiveness of the ICANN UDRP system for resolving domain name disputes, and how that system could be used to resolve disputes about misuse of other IP on the Internet.