This is an interesting one. Official UDRP provider NAF has just settled with the Minnesota Attorney General's office after being sued by them for deceptive practices. Under the terms of the settlement, NAF has agreed to stop handling any credit disputes from July 24th.
Reading from the Attorney General's press release, it appears NAF "misrepresented its independence and hid from consumers and the public its extensive ties to the collection industry."
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson added: "The company tells consumers, the public, courts, and the government that it is independent and operates like an impartial court system. In fact, it has extensive ties to the collection industry—ties that it hides from the public."
So should this case have any impact on NAF's domain name business and status as an official ICANN dispute resolution centre?