[bc-gnso] Paperless UDRP proposal

George Kirikos icann at leap.com
Mon Jul 13 23:53:03 UTC 2009

Hi folks,

ICANN announced a public comment period for a paperless UDRP:


Our own comments are at:


NAF's comment included an interesting tidbit:


"The UDRP requires a “formalities” or “deficiency” check before a
Complaint can be accepted by the Provider and served on the Respondent
(UDRP Rule 4). In over 90% of cases (anectodally), the Complaint has
at least one “deficiency” that needs to be corrected." (from bottom of
page 1 of the PDF)

90% is a shocking statistic, given that complainants have unlimited
time to prepare their complaints. This highlights the lack of fairness
and lack of due process in the short time period for domain name
registrants to respond to UDRP complaints (and potentially to URS


George Kirikos

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