Coming Soon: File a UDRP Domain Name Dispute for $250
Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Arbitration provider wants to offer $250 expedited UDRPs.
[Update: The 250 fee is actually in Euros, and is the panelist's fee. CAC will also collect a 250 EUR fee, making the minimum fee 500 EUR]. Earlier this month I reported on WIPO’s plans to introduce a fast-track UDRP proceeding. It would cost less and be decided faster than traditional UDRPs. At the time, I predicted that WIPO’s competitors would follow suit because of venue shopping.
It looks like Czech Arbitration Court (CAC), a newer UDRP forum, is jumping on board. It plans to offer expedited hearings for only
In order to qualify for an expedited hearing, the complainant must limit arguments to 2,000 words, and the respondent must not file a response.
A comment period is open until December 11. ICANN’s web site has an odd description of what CAC proposes, writing that it is “proposing to amend its Supplemental Rules to provide for an alternative page limit and processing fee for certain UDRP Complaints”.
That seems like a banal description for something that could fundamentally change UDRP and drastically increase the number of cases filed.