…but trail the growth in domain name registrations.
National Arbitration Forum (NAF) has released its official numbers for 2012 UDRP cases.
Combined with World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) results, the number of UDRP cases filed last year appears to have edged up slightly.
NAF reported a total of 2,060 cases for 2012 last year, which was 22 fewer than in 2011. WIPO earlier reported 2,884 cases, up from 2,764 in 2011.
Between the two biggest UDRP providers, that’s a 2% increase from 2011 to 2012.
This doesn’t include results from Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre and Czech Arbitration Court, but neither of those groups receive a substantial number of cases.
Meanwhile, the total number of domain names registered (pdf) increased by nearly 12% in 2012.
Philip Corwin says
2011 UDRP cases involved less than two one-hundredths of one percent of all registered domains.
In 2012 that minuscule percentage got even smaller, with growth in domain registrations outpacing UDRP increases by a factor of six.