TPRC47: Research Conference on Communications, Information and... has ended
Back To Schedule
Friday, September 20 • 11:38am - 12:11pm
Impact of Free Trade Agreements on Internet Domain Name Arbitration Cases: A Cross-National Comparison of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
Click here for full paper.


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.


Hernan Galperin

University of Southern California


Bumgi Min

The Pennsylvania Stae University

Ryan Young

The Pennsylvania State University

Yang Bai

The Pennsylvania State University

Jenna Grzeslo

State University of New York New Platz

Krishna Jayakar

Pennsylvania State University

Friday September 20, 2019 11:38am - 12:11pm PDT
Y115 4300 Nebraska Ave, Washington, DC

Attendees (9)