[gnso-rpm-wg] Mediation

Paul Tattersfield gpmgroup at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 15:19:54 UTC 2018

I found the Nominet call incredibly informative and certainly worth the 46
minutes of your time to watch the AC chat link George provided for anyone
interested in seeing how their dispute procedure works in practice.

Out of 12 million domain names 1 or 2 cents on each domain name provides
for the cost of the dispute procedure.

In their system, out of 700 disputes

~225 were resolved at free private mediation
~250 went to determination
3 went to appeal (2 agreed and 1 disagreed)

This means free private mediation is resolving is resolving over 30% of all
disputes! This is an incredible statistic for resolving disputes. I and I
believe several other WG members hope the co-chairs will permit time to
discuss including mediation as a recommendation in the IGO/INGO CRP WG’s
final report.

Hopefully this working group will also be able to see the same benefits and
then the benefits can be extended to all complaints not just those
initiated by IGOs.

w.r.t. to URS in particular the main concern with mediation was a 2 week
delay in obviously bad domains being taken down which has to be balanced
against >30% settlement rate.

Best regards,


On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 12:49 PM, George Kirikos <icann at leap.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> A mediation step within the URS (and also perhaps the UDRP) was
> discussed on one of our recent calls. I referenced a Nominet
> presentation made to the IGO PDP that documented the success of their
> mediation step. An archive of that presentation is at:
> https://community.icann.org/display/gnsoicrpmpdp/2017-12-
> 12+IGO-INGO+Access+to+Curative+Rights+Protection+Mechanisms+Working+Group
> Today there was an interesting blog post on the IPKat blog regarding
> mandatory mediation for IP disputes being introduced in Greece:
> http://ipkitten.blogspot.ca/2018/01/a-legislative-
> initative-that-merits.html
> Sincerely,
> George Kirikos
> 416-588-0269
> http://www.leap.com/
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