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FORUM Reports Steady Domain Dispute Filings in 2009, Also Issued Largest Single Decision on Record

The National Arbitration Forum (FORUM), an international provider of dispute resolution services, has announced a total of 1,759 cases were filed in its domain name dispute resolution program in 2009, compared to 1,770 cases in 2008. The FORUM also issued the largest single decision on record, involving the transfer of 1,017 domain names to ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. on November 11, 2009.

Other data pertaining to the FORUM in 2009 include:

  • Panelists heard and decided 1,333 of the 1,759 cases filed; parties worked together to settle many of the remaining cases.
  • UDRP cases, on average, were concluded 41 days from commencement.
  • A majority of cases filed (96.5%) involved domain names including .com and .org under the UDRP.
  • Nearly 50 cases were handled involving a .us top-level domain under the United States Dispute Resolution Policy (usDRP).
  • Six cases were administered under the Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy (TDRP) Appeals process, the Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy (ERDRP) and United States Nexus Dispute Policy (usNDP).

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