WIPO is recognized as the leading dispute resolution service provider for disputes arising out of the abusive registration and use of Internet domain names both ccTLDs and gTLDs.
Year 2010 was the record braking at WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center with almost 2,700 domain disputes involving 4,285 domain names:
In 2010 only 12% of all disputes were ccTLD related.
France leads ranking of top 10 "most popular" ccTLDs at WIPO, followed by Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland...
|Number of disputed domain names since 2000.|
In 2010, Colombia, a "new" ccTLD, has joined France, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland becoming Number "4". Colombia opened-up their extension (.CO) in 2010, and many disputes resulted just from TM infringements in the first days after the "big bang".
|Number of disputed domain names in 2010|
Number of cases almost matches number of domain names registered, also led by .COM followed by NET, ORG, INFO: