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I'd be happy to assist Caroline on the survey responses.


Sarah B. Deutsch
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Verizon Communications
Phone: 703-351-3044
Fax:      703-351-3670

                      "Chicoine, Caroline                                                                                            
                      G."                        To:       "'J. Scott Evans'" <jse@adamspat.com>, "UDRP Task Force"                  
                      <CCHICOINE@thompson         <nc-udrp@dnso.org>, "Chicoine, Caroline G." <CCHICOINE@thompsoncoburn.com>, Sarah  
                      coburn.com>                 B. Deutsch/EMPL/VA/Verizon@VZNotes, ndundas@africaip.com, harris@cabase.org.ar,    
                                                  froomkin@law.miami.edu, "Michael Palage" <michael@palage.com>, "Philip Sheppard"   
                      12/04/2002 01:04 PM         <philip.sheppard@aim.be>, msd@tzmm.com, katsh@legal.umass.edu, carmody@lawyer.com, 
                                                  tcole@arb-forum.com, jberryhill@ddhs.com, "Mac Waldbaum" <mwaldbaum@salans.com>,   
                                                  erik.wilbers@wipo.int, sythesis@videotron.ca, joonh@chollian.net,                  
                                                  gdinwood@kentlaw.edu, ramesh@mimos.my, faia@amauta.rep.net.pe                      
                                                 cc:       "DNSO SECRETARIAT" <DNSO.SECRETARIAT@dnso.org>                            
                                                 Subject:  RE: UDRP Materials -URGENT PLEASE REPLY UPON RECEIPT                      

J.  Scott, I would be happy to work on the survey responses since I am
already  familiar with the DNSO ones.
-----Original Message-----
From: J. Scott Evans  [mailto:jse@adamspat.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 9:45  AM
To: UDRP Task Force; Chicoine, Caroline G.; SARAH B. DEUTSCH;
ndundas@africaip.com; jse@adamspat.com; harris@cabase.org.ar;
froomkin@law.miami.edu; Michael Palage; Philip Sheppard; msd@tzmm.com;
katsh@legal.umass.edu; carmody@lawyer.com; tcole@arb-forum.com;
jberryhill@ddhs.com; Mac Waldbaum; erik.wilbers@wipo.int;
sythesis@videotron.ca; joonh@chollian.net; gdinwood@kentlaw.edu;
ramesh@mimos.my; faia@amauta.rep.net.pe
Importance: High

Dear All:

My apologies again for the  technical glitch that kept you all from
receiving this message  yesterday.  As we agreed on the call earlier,
please review the materials  listed in this message and attached hereto.
By Wednesday, December 11,  2002, everyone should identify the area in
which they wish to concentrate  their efforts as we distill this
information.  Essentially, I envision  two groups:  1) working on the
summarizing and identifying issues  presented in the 11 papers listed below
and 2) another group working with the  survey responses.

Please post all discussion to the  list.

Thank you again for your time and  dedication.


J. Scott

A. The most current version of the "UDRP Review and  Evaluation, Terms
of Reference" document can be found at

B. DNSO UDRP Questionnaire  (includes French and Spanish links) -

C. All responses (155) per  question can be found at
Each individual response per  questionnaire can be found at

D. ICANN UDRP Questionnaire (see  attachment below)

E. Responses to ICANN Questionnaire (see attachment  below)

F. Task Force summaries (see attachments below)
Katrina  Burchell (1-9, 56-65)
J. Scott Evans (25-32)
Maxim H. Waldbaum  (108-115)
Prof. Dr. Hong (124-131)
M. Scott Donahey (66-73)
James A.  Carmody (82-89)
Neil Dundas (9-16)
Jeffrey J. Neuman (17-24)
Timothy  S. Cole (90-98)
Graeme Dinwoodie (132-140)

G. Chicoine "summary of  summaries" (see attachment)
In general, I identified the following  POTENTIAL areas of reform.

Procedural Issues
(1) Make the process of  electronic versus paper filing of complaint and
exhibits more clear.
(2)  Improve searchability of decisions
(3) Difficulty finding Registrar's rules  that applied at the time the
Registrant registered the domain name
(4)  Improve accuracy, availability and searchability of Whois information
(5)  Improve the effectuation of a transfer/cancellation order
(6) Revisit who  should select provider
(7) Amendment of complaints under certain limited  circumstances
(8) Amendment of responses under certain limited  circumstances
(9) Transfer of case to another Provider under certain  limited
(10) Uniformity of supplemental rules
(11) Public  accessibility of complaints and answers with certain
(12) Central availability of UDRP decisions
(13)  No refiling of UDRP involving same domain name and same registrant
except  under certain limited circumstances.
(14) Ability to withdraw complaint,  but under certain circumstances and
with certain consequences (with prejudice,  fine)
(15) instituting some sort of penalty for a finding of reverse domain  name
(16) impose quality control measures with respect to  provider and
(17) allow for partial refund of provider fee  depending if and when a case

Substantive Issues
(1)  Interpretation of "identical or confusingly similar to"
(2) Whether to  include some affirmative defenses expressly in the policy
(3) Mixed view on  precedential value of decisions
(4) Mixed view on ability to appeal (if so,  some recommendations included
same provider, but different panelists;  different provider; appealing
party pays for appeal, but costs for appellant  if successful; level of
deference with respect to findings of fact "abuse of  discretion and with
respect to law" or "de novo")
(5) changing  "registration and use" to "registration or use"
(6) Allow pending  trademark applications as a basis for establishing
rights in a mark provided  use has occurred
(7) no expansion of scope of disputes handled under UDRP  except as set
forth above

H. Third party  studies/papers.   Caroline could not find a link for the
Rose  Communications, S.L. paper so it is attached.

(1) ICANN's "Uniform  Dispute Resolution Policy" - Causes and
(Partial) Cures, Prof. A. Michael  Froomkin -

(2) Max Plank Institute Study

(3) Rough Justice,  Prof. Milton Mueller -

(4) UDRP-A Success Story? A  Rebuttal to the Analysis and Conclusions
of Professor Milton Mueller in  Rough Justice, N. Branthover (INTA) -

(5) Divergence in the UDRP and the  Need for Appellate Review, M.
Scott Donahey - http://www.udrplaw.net/DonaheyPaper.htm

(6) Designing Non-National  Systems: The Case of the Uniform Domain
Name Dispute Resolution Policy, L.  Helfer and G. Dinwoodie -

(7) Fair.com, Prof. Michael Geist

(8) Fundamentally Fair.com? An  Update on Bias Allegations and the
ICANN UDRP, Prof. Michael Geist

(9) The UDRP by All Accounts Works  Effectively - Rebuttal to
Analysis and Conclusions of Professor Michael  Geist in "Fair.com?" and
"Fundamentally Fair.com?", INTA Internet Committee

(10) A Response to INTA's Rebuttal  of Fair.com (Prof. Michael Geist)
- http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~geist/geistintaresp.pdf

(11) Katsh Memo addressed to the Task Force at

(12) Patrick L. Jones article  at

Useful web site at


Caroline G. Chicoine - cchicoine@thompsoncoburn.com (IPC)
Sarah Deutsch - sarah.b.deutsch@verizon.com (Business)
Neil Duncan Dundas - ndundas@africaip.com (ccTLD)
J. Scott Evans - jse@adamspat.com (Chair)
Antonio Harris - harris@cabase.org.ar (ISP)
Michael Froomkin - froomkin@law.miami.edu (NCDNH)
Michael Palage - michael@palage.com (Registrar)
Philip Sheppard -philip.sheppard@aim.be  (Complainant)
M.  Scott Donahey - msd@tzmm.com (CPR Panelist)
Ethan Katsh - katsh@legal.umass.edu (eResolution Panelist)
James A. Carmody - carmody@lawyer.com (NAF Panelist)
Tim Cole - tcole@arb-forum.com (NAF Provider)
John Berryhill - jberryhill@ddhs.com (Respondent)
Maxim Waldbaum - mwaldbaum@salans.com (WIPO Panelist)
Erik Wilbers - erik.wilbers@wipo.int (WIPO Provider)
Dan Steinberg - synthesis@videotron.ca (GA Member)
Joon Hyung Hong - joonh@chollian.net (Independent ADR expert)
Graeme Dinwoodie - gdinwood@kentlaw.edu (Independent academic expert)
Ramesh Kumar Nadarajah  - ramesh@mimos.my (Independent ADR expert)
Erick Iriarte - faia@amauta.rcp.net.pe (ccTLD)
Chirstopher To - christopher@hkiac.org (ADNDRC  Provider)
Dr. Xue Hong -  rainbow@cnnic.net.cn (ADNDRC  Panelist)

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