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[nc-udrp] First Draft

I did a quick review of Caroline’s excellent first cut.  My review
focused on mapping the existing terms of reference to her document.

As can be seen from the following list, Caroline did an excellent job.
Indeed she went right to the deeper issues in many cases.  If we can
agree on a question format, I think we will have no trouble getting this
questionnaire out. As someone who (perhaps foolishly) volunteered to
translate, can I put in a request for  'less is more?" being the writing

For each of the issues raised in the original terms of reference
http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2001.NC-tor-UDRP-Review-Evaluation.html I
identified which of Caroline's questions (identified by a number or
numbers in brackets) appeared applicable.

     · forum shopping (10)
     · publication of complaints and answers (3)
     · appeals (15, 5)
     · reverse domain name hijacking (9)
     · quality of decisions (2a, (indirectly 2d, 16, 18)
     · speed of decisions
     · precedential affect of decisions within and outside of UDRP (10
in part),
     · costs (11)
     · continuity of decisions among and within panels (10)
     · res judicata effect of decisions within and outside the UDRP
     · requirements for bad faith (i.e., domain name registration and/or
use) (19, 20)
     · fairness of Provider's supplemental rules (2c, 4)
     · ability to amend complaint (13 in part, and this issue itself is
also part or the overall issue of procedural due process)

When I look at the issues I tried to find common threads that would
assist us in grouping the questionnaire.
I came up with the following broad categories. Do they seem appropriate?

The first category I came up with is something (for lack of a better
term) I called 'looking like a court'.  Its the measure that I as an
individual might apply if I were comparing it to my own court system. We
expect things from our local court systems and I think a good measure of
any proceeding is how people feel it measures up on the expediency/full
procedure continuum.

   ·  procedural due process
       · notice
       · supplemental rules
   ·  ability to appeal
   · publication/visibility of decisions
   · speed of decisions and the obvious tradeoff between speed and depth

overall fairness
   · reverse domain hijacking
   · fairness of decisions
   · consistency
   ·  issue of 'confusingly similar'
   · issue of 'bad faith'
   · precedential value within UDRP (outside is another issue entirely
that is beyond the scope of our ability to effect change)
   · comparison to other dispute resolution proceedings

   · possible inclusion of geographic names, personal names, charter

does this grouping help?

Dan Steinberg

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