Domain Name Arbitration, by Gerald M. Levine with a Foreword by The Hon Neil A. Brown QC. (2015) (Supplement and Update, 2016). A Second Edition of the treatise is scheduled for publication March 1, 2019, new Foreword by Mr. Brown. For further information contact Mr. Levine at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Gerald Levine essays have appeared in print and online journals. The online essays are available at www.circleid.com. Neil Brown is a prominent arbitrator and adviser in the domain name field. He has arbitrated over a thousand domain name cases, both as a panel of 1 and as a member of 3 person panels. His decisions have been widely quoted and referred to in other decisions, industry and scholarly journals and wherever discussion of domain name issues takes place. He has also been retained as an adviser and is well-known for expressing clear and persuasive views. More about Neil can be found on his website at www.domaintimes.info.
DOMAIN NAME ARBITRATION is a hands-on guide for trademark owners and domain name holders to the arbitration process in adjudicating claims and defenses to cybersquatting. DNA is a systematic examination of the jurisprudence of domain names as developed in cases adjudicated under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). It also looks at the corresponding statutory scheme in the United States, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). The UDRP was implemented by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers in 1999; the U.S. Congress enacted the ACPA in the same year. The UDRP has since become the regime of choice for adjudicating cybersquatting disputes.
From Mr. Levine’s Preface: “However important [the immediate similarities and differences are between the UDRP and the ACPA] there is one further difference that is likely to be overlooked by general practitioners and uninitiated parties, which is that the regimes are constructed on different liability models: the UDRP is a conjunctive “and” model; the ACPA is disjunctive “either/or” model. “Intent” is the key element in both, but under the UDRP a trademark owner cannot succeed on its complaint unless it proves the domain name holder both registered the domain name in bad faith and is using it in bad faith”
From Mr. Brown’s Foreword: “Domain Name Arbitration puts flesh on the bones by illustrating how the jurisprudence crafted by panellists makes the UDRP a living and working dispute resolution regime. It should certainly be on the desk, or on the computer, of every activist in the domain name world, every practitioner and everyone else that works in the field.”
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Front matter from the First Edition which includes the Contents: Front Matter