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Archived updates for Tuesday, December 14, 2004

UDRP Decision Database and Statistics

According to the Uniform Domain Named Dispute Resolution Database, ("UDRP-DB") statistics page, their decisions break down according to the following "criteria involving bad faith:"

  • 39.3% The respondent has registered the domain, attracted users by creating confusion with the complainant's mark
  • 30% The domain name was registered with the purpose of transferring it to complainant or a competitor for a profit
  • 14.1% The purpose of registration was to prevent the owner of the trademark from using the domain name, and the respondent has a pattern of such conduct.
  • 13.9% No bad faith: the domain name either not registered, or not used in bad faith
  • 9.1% The purpose of registration was to disrupt the business of a competitor
  • 15.1% Some other evidence of bad-faith registration exists
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