We were talking about the UDRP case for the highly valuable two letter domain name YU.com.
The UDRP was on December 11, 2012 with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Today is June 11th 2013 and there has not been a decision in this case.
We wrote about the UDRP when it was filed back in December noting that it seemed like an attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) situation.
The domain name is still going to a parked page, still for sale and the whois record still hasn’t been updated since December 11th when it was locked by the registrar in response to the UDRP.
Today is six months since the UDRP was filed and as we noted last month could well be a record setter.
In response to last months post, UDRP attorney Zak Muscovitch weighted in to say;
Indeed, this is the longest UDRP case that I am aware of”
“Just doing some theoretical UDRP math out-loud here, to see what a ‘worst case’ scenario time-wise could add up to:
“”Review of complaint for administrative compliance, a few amendments required, and then Christmas and new years hit in late December, early January. Total: 6 weeks”
“Extension of time for holidays and to respond, plus the normal 20 days. Total: Another 6 weeks.”
“Complainant files a supplementary, and the respondent files a supplementary (although this should not really affect the timing of the case normally unless it is via a Panel order, so lets assume that happened…). Total: Another 4 weeks.”
“Nominating and selecting panelists: 2 weeks”
“Rendering decision and taking a long time for some reason and a delay in publishing it perhaps: 6 weeks.”
So that is a theoretical total of 24 weeks or 6 months. Lets check back mid-June… ”
Ok Zak we did
Any other ideas?