The name game

The Uniform Doman Name Dispute Resolution Policy(UDRP) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year at atime when the entire domain name system is on thecusp of change. Now seems the perfect moment toreflect on the achievements of the UDRP over the past10 years and to assess the challenges that lie ahead fortrademark owners as the Internet opens up to newgeneric top-level domains (gTLDs). In this two-partspecial, domain name experts from Silverberg Goldman& Bikoff first provide a detailed analysis of landmarkrulings issued under the UDRP since its creation; WTR’sAdam Smith then examines the latest controversysurrounding the expansion of the gTLD space.


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