I think it is important for domain investors to follow UDRP proceedings. Not only can it keep investors abreast of current UDRP filings, but reading decisions can give insight into how panelists make their decisions. I am a regular user and fan of UDRPSearch.com, and I just learned about another UDRP tracking and monitoring tool: DNDisputes.com. I don’t think there can be too many tools tracking UDRP filings and decisions.
The team from DNDisputes.com emailed me last week to introduce themselves. I believe I visited their website during the brief time UDRPSearch.com was down a month ago, but I did not use it enough to become familiar with it. In response to their introductory email, I asked them a few questions about their website, and I want to share what they had to say in response to my questions.
As an industry writer, I especially think the tracking and statistics section are helpful. I also think it can be helpful for people whose domain names are subject of a UDRP, especially if they plan to handle the response on their own (I don’t particularly think it is the best idea to not use a lawyer when a valuable domain name is subject of a UDRP though).
Do you track all UDRP providers?
For now, we only track WIPO. We have a plan to expand it to other centers but the data is a serious problem because there is no standardization. DNDisputes.com is working fully automatic, it takes the data from wipo.int every 6 hours. It’s not possible to get data from other centers automatically, we need more human power.
Can users get updates on status changes?
Yes, new cases and new decisions are listed on our homepage. We also publish new cases and decisions on our Twitter account. In the near future users will be able to join our daily newsletter to get updates of status changes.
Do you keep stats on filings and decisions?
Yes, on the statistics page there are tens of statistics about domain dispute decisions.
What is your website’s differentiating factors?
– Although all the data present in dndisputes.com is taken from the original WIPO website we make some corrections on it to present you more structural and meaningful data.
– We automatically publish new decisions and new fillings as soon as they added to wipo.int so you don’t need to check whether a new case has been filled or a new decision has been taken.
You can browse decisions by these categories:
Every category has its sub pages. For example if you choose Turkey as country then the Turkey page show every cases related with Turkey (as complainant country and respondent country). There is also some charts about decisions.
If you want to list the cases with Spanish as case language then check the Spanish page.
To see all cases filled by somebody check the complainant category. For example these are the cases with Microsoft Corporation as complainant.
The respondent category and an example: Texas International Property Associates page.
All representatives and an example of them: Melbourne IT Digital Brand Services .
You can see all WIPO Panelist on the panelist category and one of them (top) is Tony Willoughby.
You can check other categories as well. Each category and subpages have charts about related decisions.
– You can search and filter decisions based on multiple criteria on the search page:
For example; you can list all RDNH decisions in 2016 which panelist is Tony Willoughby and the complainant country is Israel. The search page is well designed and it’s up to search whatever you want.
– The estimate page gives estimations for future cases based on current decisions.
Who are the founders?
We are a Istanbul based small team focused on domain names . We are working on web projects about domain names.