Impact of Free Trade Agreements on Internet Domain Name Arbitration Cases: A Cross-National Comparison of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy

25 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2019

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Bumgi Min

Pennsylvania State University, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Students

Ryan Y. Wang

Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications, Students

Yang Bai

Pennsylvania State University, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Students

Jenna Grzeslo

SUNY at New Paltz

Krishna Jayakar

Pennsylvania State University

Date Written: July 26, 2019

Abstract

This study examined whether the presence of a Free Trade Agreement between the United States and a foreign country significantly affected the outcomes of Internet domain name dispute arbitration cases, conducted within the framework of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. Data were collected for approximately 2800 arbitration cases filed during the 2001-2019 period from ten countries, five with U.S. FTAs and five without. Therefore, this study sought to examine whether FTAs impact domain name arbitration cases. Logistic regression, with controls for additional variables, found that complainants are less likely to win in FTA countries. Separate analysis of high- and low-income countries found that the complainants’ win percentage is significantly reduced in the high-income countries while there was no impact in in low-income countries.

Suggested Citation

Min, Bumgi and Wang, Ryan and Bai, Yang and Grzeslo, Jenna and Jayakar, Krishna, Impact of Free Trade Agreements on Internet Domain Name Arbitration Cases: A Cross-National Comparison of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (July 26, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3427427 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3427427

Bumgi Min (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Students ( email )

University Park, PA 16802
United States

Ryan Wang

Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications, Students ( email )

University Park, PA 16802
United States

Yang Bai

Pennsylvania State University, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Students ( email )

University Park, PA 16802
United States

Jenna Grzeslo

SUNY at New Paltz ( email )

75 S. Manheim Blvd.
New Paltz, NY 12561
United States

Krishna Jayakar

Pennsylvania State University ( email )

University Park
State College, PA 16802
United States

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