INDRP (.IN Domain Dispute Resolution Policy) remedy lies in either Transfer/Cancellation of Domain Name, if it is decided in the favor of the Complainant or Denial of Complaint, in case decision is in favor of the Domain Registrant.
We had covered stats as to Transfer/Cancellation of Domain Names in October 2017, when INDRP reached #900 mark, but now as we are approaching #1000 mark, let’s have a look into the history of the INDRP Complaint that have been denied so far.
It is interesting to see that from 2006 till 2014, only 6 INDRP complaints were denied but with 15 new Arbitrators brought on the panel by .IN Registry / NIXI in October – November 2014. We can observe major shift in the quality of decisions since 2015 onwards:
2015: 3 complaints denied
2016: 3 complaints denied
2017: 4 complaints denied
2018: 3 complaints denied so far this year !
That is, 13 more INDRP complaints have been denied in the last 3.5 years. Though, overall stats are disappointing as only approx 2% of the complaints have been denied, while other domain names have mostly been ordered to be transferred and rarely cancelled.
The following two Arbitrators, appointed in 2014 have denied many of the INDRP Complaints handled by them respectively:
INDRP/809 arevaindia.in (2016) by Mr. Ankur Raheja
INDRP/957 apanaghar.in (2018) by Mr. Ankur Raheja
INDRP/978 masterpay.co.in (2018) by Mr. Ankur Raheja
INDRP/1063 zoai.in (2019) by Mr. Ankur Raheja
INDRP/803 transtar.in (2016) by Dr. Sudhir Raja Ravindran
INDRP/901 starpoker.in (2017) by Dr. Sudhir Raja Ravindran
INDRP/972 masterpay.in (2018) by Dr. Sudhir Raja Ravindran
Previously, only Arbitrator to deny INDRP Complaints more than once was outgoing Arbitrator Mr. Sampath Sridharan, who handled 60 INDRP matters:
INDRP/117 Chiesi.in (2009) Mr. Sampath Sridharan
INDRP/469 Olympicxerox.in (2013) Mr. Sampath Sridharan
Other than the above three Arbitrators, none of the other INDRP Arbitrators have denied more than one INDRP Complaint in the history of INDRP.
- New INDRP Arbitrators Appointed
- Outgoing Arbitrator: Mr. Sampath Sridharan
- INDRP Arbitrators, with no record of awarding Costs/Compensation
- Domain Disputes by trademark holders in April 2018
- INDRP / .IN Disputes filed in 2018