Public Interest Commitment Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP)
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The PICDRP addresses complaints that a Registry may not be complying with the Public Interest Commitment(s) in Specification 11 of their Registry Agreement.
- Review the PICDRP [PDF, 208 KB]
Members of the current PICDRP Standing Panel:
Seated September 2014
- Dr. Christopher To, Hong Kong, is a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Arbitrator, an accredited Mediator, a Law Professor and is currently the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators-East Asia Branch. He has over 20 years experience in handling and resolving disputes
- Mr. David JA Cairns, Spain, is a partner in a legal firm in Madrid specializing in international dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in trademark disputes involving domain names, including disputes pursuant to the UDRP, the new gTLD program, and in arbitrations pursuant to WIPO's Expedited Arbitration Rules
- Mr. Richard Hill, Switzerland, has been involved in the technical, legal, and governance aspects of the Internet since the mid 1990s. He has been a UDRP arbitrator since the inception of the UDRP.
Seated June 2015
- Dr. Kevin P. Newmeyer, United States, is a consultant on cybersecurity, defense, and public policy issues in the Washington, DC area. He has extensive experience with development and implementation of cyber policy in the Americas with the Organization of American States and individual governments. He has more than thirty years of professional experience in academic, government, private sector, and international organizations.
- Ms. Megan H. Stifel, United States, is an experienced cybersecurity and operations attorney and policy professional. She spent 8 years with the U.S. Department of Justice advising on a range of criminal and national security matters involving the Internet as well as Internet governance.
- Mr. Reynaldo Urtiaga, Mexico, is a law professor, arbitrator, and counsel, with substantial experience interpreting international contracts, policies, and regulations, as well as adjudicating transnational business-to-business (B2B) disputes over goods, information technology services, intellectual property rights, among other subjects. He has resolved over 100 UDRP cases as WIPO Panelist since 2003.
- Mr. Scott R. Austin, United States, has broad expertise in intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement disputes in federal courts and before administrative tribunals such as the International Trade Commission (ITC) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), as well as domain name UDRP proceedings, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) content disputes, and disputes involving antitrust, Internet law and ICANN policy and governance. Mr. Austin has programming and media law background helpful to the technology transactions aspect of his practice, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS), technology licensing, privacy, First Amendment, publicity rights, and data security counseling.