Doug Isenberg at Giga.Law posted a video and post on a record year for domain name disputes.
One more reason that could be contributing to the rise in domain name disputes is a little bit of additional interest in some of the new top-level domains. In the second quarter of 2021, the .shop TLD appeared in the most number of disputes behind .com across all of the UDRP dispute providers, and in the third quarter, .xyz took that role. While .com remains far and away the most common top-level domain in UDRP cases, these new TLDs are certainly contributing the overall total in a way that has not previously been the case.
as it was expected when ngTLDs were to be launch. there have been always three entities that would benefice from this and not necessarily the end-user: 1) the creators and managers of each ngTLD; 2) the law business; and 3) ICANN