The second most important consideration is to match the subject matter with the Panelist. In cases that involve complex trademark law, one may prefer to nominate a panelist with extensive trademark knowledge. Conversely, if the case involves intricate UDRP Policy issues, perhaps someone who has written scholarly articles on the subject is most appropriate.
The third most important aspect is to nominate panelists who have a track record of making good decisions. This does not mean however, that they tend to side with one side over the other. Most panelists will receive cases which are mainly obvious cybersquatting cases, so if they side with the complainant in these cases, it is no indication at all that they will not give a respondent a fair hearing. Conversely, panelists who have ruled in favour of a respondent domain name registrant on many occasions are likewise not necessarily bad panelists, as they may have been selected by registrants who paid for the three-member panel, and did so because they had a very strong defense, thereby making it unsurprising that the respondent succeeded in such cases.