Name: Brad Mugford
Date: 19 Apr 2022
Original Public Comment: Policy Status Report: Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)
Summary of Attachment
The attachment is in addition to the summary public comment.
Summary of Submission
The UDRP process was designed for black & white cases of trademark abuse. Most disputes seem to fall under this group.
As is, it works well for these types of clear-cut cases.
The problem occurs when you start dealing with more generic types of domains; domains with many potential uses that often have high value on the open market.
The value of these domains has risen dramatically since the UDRP policy was first created and the policy needs to be balanced to recognize both trademark holders AND registrant rights.