Most domain name disputes are avoidable. Statistically, just over half of the domain name disputes are justified, according to the transfer vs denied panelist decisions of fair minded panelists. Many domain name disputes are unavoidable because complainants are over reaching or just trying to hijack a domain name because they want it without paying for it.
Owners of valuable domain names should learn the ins-and-outs of the WIPO Overview of Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions, Third Edition
John Berryhill offers a summary of many of the common mistakes that domain name owners make in this audio podcast: