WIPO Releases 2010 Domain Dispute Statistics Report

WIPO released its 2010 statistics for domain name disputes. The numbers have increased from the year prior, with a record breaking 2,696 cybersquatting cases covering 4,370 domain names. That equals a 28% increase from the previous year. The report noted that the top five areas of activity were in retail, banking and finance, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, Internet and IT, and fashion. Additionally, 82% of the disputes involved a “.com” domain name.  For a full copy of the report please click here.


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