IDN ccTLD Addition to (Now Paperless) ccTLD Policy
As of October 20, 2010, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center is providing domain name dispute resolution services for both .AE and امارات. (dotEmarat) pursuant to the newly modified UAE Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UAE DRP) and Rules for UAE Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UAE DRP Rules), and World Intellectual Property Organization Supplemental Rules for UAE Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
امارات. (dotEmarat) is an Internationalized Country Code Top-Level Domain (IDN ccTLD) designated for operation by the United Arab Emirates. امارات. (dotEmarat) results from ICANN's IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process which is designed to introduce into the Domain Name System Internet extensions (top-level domains) corresponding to a meaningful representation of a country or territory name in non-Latin (or non-ASCII) script. The United Arab Emirates will not only utilize its existing two-letter country code in Latin characters, i.e., .AE, but also the امارات. (dotEmarat) IDN ccTLD in Arabic script.
The newly modified Policy for both .AE and امارات. (dotEmarat) also features modifications based on the WIPO-proposed paperless Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) model, in effect at WIPO since December 2009. This includes paperless filings by parties while retaining the safeguard of hardcopy notification by the WIPO Center.