In Arab Center for Dispute Resolution: New Kid on the UDRP Block 20 Oct 2015 I introduced the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution ("ACDR") domain name dispute resolution service. The ACDR is one of five dispute resolution dispute resolution service providers that have been approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") for the resolution of generic top level domain name disputes (see List of Approved Dispute Resolution Service Providers on the ICANN website).
When I wrote my previous article, the ACDR had not resolved any cases. It has now resolved four:
- Re SimplyBuyAnyCar.com and SimplySellAnyCar.com, SellAnyCar.com FZE v Motor Expert Car Trading LLC ACDR Case Number A2016-0001 5 July 2016 (Charles Sha'ban);
- Re mbc3games.net, MBC FZ-LLC v Daoud ACDR Case Number A2017-0001 23 July 2017 (Charles Sha'ban);
- Re mbc7elm.com, MBC FZ-LLC v Wegner ACDR Case Number A2017-0002 19 Nov 2017 (Deema Abu-Zulaikha); and
- Re wecashanycar.com, SellAnyCar.com FZE v Chand ACDR Case Number A2017-0003 5 Feb 2018 (Nathalie Dreyfus, Debrett Lyons and Charles Sha'ban).
There have been two complainants, SellAnyCar.com FZE and MBC both of which have been represented by Al-Tamini & Co. The first three cases have been successful but the fourth failed.
For further information on domain name disputes see Domain Name Disputes on NIPC Branding. if you are a brand owner and wish to evict a cyber squatter, see Evicting a Cybersquatter using the UDRP 18 July 2017 NIPC Branding. If you are accused of cyber squatting, see Resisting Eviction under the UDRP 19 July 2017. Call me on +44 (0)20 7404 5252 if you wish to discuss this article or domain name dispute resolution in general or send me a message through my contact form.