Compliance with UDRP Decisions: A Case Study of

Compliance with UDRP Decisions: A Case Study of (June 2003)

After a URDP panel orders a domain name transferred from respondent to complainant, the respondent’s registrar is obliged to do so. However, practitioners report that this process sometimes proceeds unduly slowly, if at all. This research attempts to quantify the magnitude of the situation and to report specific domains not transferred to their UDRP complainants, UDRP decisions notwithstanding.

Research yields 23 domains registered by registrar, successfully challenged in a UDRP proceeding (one as long as three years ago), yet at the time of publication still registered to their original registrants at At least some of these domains seem to have been renewed by their current registrants, subsequent to UDRP decisions ordering their transfer.