Domain Disputes and UDRP Litigation

The following policies apply to various types of disputes between registrants and third parties over the registration and use of domain names.

We engage in filing Disputes under these policies with one of the approved dispute-resolution service providers for the given policy.

The Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (below) is applicable across all gTLDs. Additional dispute resolution policies may apply to specific circumstances only in individual TLDs. These are also listed below.

Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy The Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) has been adopted by ICANN-accredited registrars in all gTLDs (.aero, .asia, .biz, .cat, .com, .coop, .info, .jobs, .mobi, .museum, .name, .net, .org, .pro, .tel and .travel). Dispute proceedings arising from alleged abusive registrations of domain names (for example, cybersquatting) may be initiated by a holder of trademark rights. The UDRP is a policy between a registrar and its customer and is included in registration agreements for all ICANN-accredited registrars.

Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy — This policy is followed by all registrars. Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy — These rules are followed by all dispute-resolution service providers, with supplementation by each provider’s supplemental rules.

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