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1. January 14, 2000 through March 9, 2000Pursuant to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Policy"), on December 1, 1999, cybersquatting disputes could be resolved by panelists who were designated by dispute resolution providers who had been certified by ICANN. In reaching their decisions, panelists were required to apply the Policy and the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Uniform Rules") and all opinions are required to be published on the Internet. The full text of the decisions are available on the ICANN web site, either by linking to the ICANN list of pending cases, or in some instances by linking to the decisions published by the individual providers. In addition, the UDRP Research Engine can be used to keyword search the full text of all published opinions.
2. March 2, 2000 through April 6, 2000
3. April 7, 2000 through May 5, 2000
4. May 5, 2000 through June 13, 2000
5. June 14, 2000 through July 3, 2000
M. Scott Donahey and VJ Palaniswamy have prepared a brief synopsis of each case identifying the case by name, case number, date, panelist(s), indicates the domain name(s) at issue, indicates whether a response to the complaint was filed, and the primary principle(s) to be derived from the decision, the result, and the provisions of the Policy and Uniform Rules cited and any citations to previous panel decisions or court cases.
Scott Donahey specializes in arbitration and mediation, domestic and international, and litigation, emphasizing intellectual property and complex commercial matters. Mr. Donahey is a member of the panel of neutrals of the World Intellectual Property Organization and the eResolution/Disputes.org consortium, two of the three providers currently certified by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) to hear cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Mr. Donahey has served as a panelist in numerous cases, including The World Wrestling Federation v. Bosman, D99-0001, the first opinion to be issued under the UDRP.
VJ Palaniswamy has co-authored portions of this work. He is a first year student in the joint program at Harvard Law School (pursuing a J.D) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, (where he is seeking an M.A.). Mr. Palaniswamy is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received an A.B. in Honors Interdisciplinary Study, and a B.S. in Biochemistry & Genetics. He is currently a Teaching Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School, and served formerly as a research assistant in the Global Intellectual Property Issues Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
The Berkman Center is grateful to the authors for sharing their work with us.