[Temp Check] Initiate a Dispute / Mediation Service

I am putting this idea out to potentially propose a blockchain-based domain dispute resolution system built on the Ethereum network.

A solution that allows complainants to initiate disputes by submitting relevant information. The process is to be known as a Dispute Resolution Service Provider (DRSP) will oversee and review complaints by individuals that are willing and able to comply with a resolution process for such conflicts of domain possession regarding trademarks, infringements and cases of squatting.

DRSP will be comprised of panelist to act as a third-party dispute specialist between participating parties as so long as each are willing to participate in a resolution workflow.

This system will offer transparency, efficiency, and security, with potential for customization to fit the specific requirements and policies of domain dispute resolution service provider.

Note: This is absolutely not any initiative to force any persons from ownership or to remove or transfer any domains from any persons to another. It can be viewed as an experiment in integrity of willing participants when there is a conflict.

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Since this would be an opt-in between users of ENS rather than involve the protocol or the DAO in doing something, couldn’t they just use an existing dispute resolution service such as Kleros Court?


In my experience, having participated in thousands of mediations, formal and informal, it is an excellent vehicle to bring parties together, if nothing more than give each side a chance to express themselves and better understand the other’s position. Generally, more than 90% of mediations result in a voluntary resolution that each party can live with in the first session, and those that don’t resolve in the first session, do so later. Seldom, do the parties not willingly resolve their issues, unless one or both sides are legitmately fixed in their posiiton or just being unreasonable in their demands. The biggest factor of success is a mediator’s skillset and understanding of the basic issues.