As a domain investor, I think it is important to be aware of UDRP filings and decisions. While the vast majority of UDRP filings involve domain names that are infringing on popular brands and trademarks, there have been a number of UDRPs involving valuable, investment-grade domain names.
There are several helpful websites that I use to track UDRP cases and decisions. The websites I use and reference the most regularly are:
These websites all offer varying levels of search functionality to enable users to research various elements of historic and current UDRP filings. Some of the searchable elements of UDRP filings and cases include:
- Panelist ruling percentages
- Attorney records
- Brand and trademark UDRP filings
- Win percentage for different types of UDRPs (ie 3 letter .com filings)
Of course, people doing research are also able to search the WIPO, NAF, and other UDRP provider websites to see filings and read decisions. These websites do not provide much in the way of tools to analyze different UDRP decisions.
To some extent, UDRP decisions have an impact on domain name values. I think it is important to keep apprised of domain name filings and decisions, and there are some great tools for analysis of these decisions.