I spend a fair amount of time researching WIPO decisions, and I think anyone who is serious about this business should, too. I’ve noticed that I hardly ever recognize any of the names or companies that are the Respondents in these decisions. It’s probably a good thing, but there are an awful lot of people out there registering unquestionable trademarks, and I rarely recognize their names. The only names I ever recognize are typically Respondents in cases where the Complainant shouldn’t have a chance in hell at winning (FCC.com for example).
I’m not claiming to know a large portion of domain owners in the world, but I know alot of the names of people via their posts in domain forums and Whois searches. To me, it looks like there is a group of legitimate domain owners whose reputations are being sullied by less ethical domain owners.
I don’t know if anyone has made the same observation before, but this needs to be stopped.