Summary of CDRP Decisions (from Oct 2002 to May 2010) (1 Viewing)


Dec 19, 2020
Below is a summary of CDRP decisions, starting from the very first decision on October 7th 2002 up until May 1, 2010.

I thought it was interesting data so I thought I'd share. It would also be interesting to see how the stats below would compare with all the decisions since then. Perhaps a project for the future when I have time.

Summary of CDRP Decisions

Executive Summary

Enclosed is a chart which provides a summary of decisions of the CIRA Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (CDRP) from the beginning of the CDRP in 2002 until May 1, 2010. The summary was created following a review of all the CDRP decisions on the CIRA website. The chart provides the following information:

  • The name of the Complainant and Registrant, and the domain name at issue in each of the decisions
  • The dispute number of each of the decisions, along with a link to the decision on the CIRA website
  • The particular Service Provider (Resolution Canada or the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre) which handled the dispute
  • Whether a response was filed by the Registrant in each of the cases
  • The number of panellists which presided over each case
  • The outcome of the decision (e.g. whether the domain name was transferred to the Complainant, or whether the complaint was dismissed)
  • The date of the decision.

As of May 1, 2010, there have been 149 decisions. A breakdown of the number of decisions by year, as compared with the approximate total number of dot-ca domain name registrations that year, is set out as follows:

Number of CDRP casesRunning total of CDRP casesApproximate total number of dot-ca domain namesApproximate number of
Disputes per 100,000 dot-ca domain names

One decision out of the 149 decisions dealt with a costs order against the Complainant; the only such order against a Complainant. Of the remaining 148 decisions:

The domain name was transferred in 116 decisions (approximately 78%). The complaint was dismissed in 32 decisions (approximately 22%).
A three member panel was involved in 67 decisions (approximately 45%). A one member panel was involved in 81 decisions (approximately 55%).
The Registrant failed to file a response in 92 of the cases (approximately 62%). In the 92 cases where a Registrant failed to file a response, the Complaint elected to proceed with a one member panel in 81 of the cases (approximately 88%). The Complaint elected to maintain the three member panel in 11 of the cases (approximately 12%).
93 decisions (approximately 63%) were handled by BCICAC. 55 decisions (approximately 37%) were handled by Resolution Canada.


Wayback Machine
The vast majority of cases under the carp and udrp are in fact clear cut cases of cybersquatting
there are some over reaching claims
and some orchestrated claims but most are in fact cybersquats
Do a Summary of those "over reaching and orchestrated claims" that involved panelist Claude Freeman.

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