When the new dot.anything, generic top-level domains arrive in less than a year, you can expect to see an increase in UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy) filings as brands scurry to secure their brand assets. Fortunately, the often confusing and complicated process of submitting a dispute can be made far easier thanks to CitizenHawk.
The brand protection and enforcement service has introduced a cloud-based software solution that automates the process of filing a UDRP and shortening the time it takes to recover domain names from brand infringers and typo-squatters.
CitizenHawk’s HawkUDRP collects evidence, generates the necessary documentation and filing packages compliant with National Arbitration Forum (NAF), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) procedures.
"Typosquatters continue to plague legitimate businesses - especially those that have been particularly successful in building their brands and generating website traffic," said David Duckwitz, CitizenHawk's president and chief executive. "The practice, which is growing an estimated 30 percent a year, is costing brands hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Companies can now fight back without having to engage higher priced legal counsel."
The best part? It seems to work. CitizenHawk has won more than 99 percent of the UDROP cases filed.