WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for .AC

Country / Territory Code

.AC

Country / Territory Name

Ascension Island

Whois Search

Whois Search

Dispute Resolution Policy

Dispute Resolution Policy for domain names registered in .AC

Relevant differences between the UDRP and the .AC Policy

Unlike the three criteria enumerated under the UDRP, disputes under .AC are determined by reference to the following (paragraph 1.1 of the .AC Policy):

“The Applicant is responsible for the selection of its own domain name and by submitting its application, the Applicant represents that:

  • (a) the registration of the domain name and any other listing information, to the best of the Applicant's knowledge, does not interfere with or infringe upon the rights of any third party;
  • (b) the registration will not be used for an unlawful purpose;
  • (c) the information provided in its application is accurate. Any information in the application found to be false may lead to the cancellation of the registration.”

According to paragraph 3.2.3 of the .AC Policy “the remedies that may be awarded by the WIPO Arbitrator shall be limited to: (1) the provisional suspension of a registration for the duration of the proceedings, (2) the cancellation of a registration, and (3), subject to the agreement of the parties, a modification of the registration”

Unless the parties agree otherwise, the Center shall maintain the confidentiality of the arbitration and the awards are not published

Procedural Rules

WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules (as adapted for ccTLD Dispute Resolution: Applicable to: .AC, .IO, .SH)

The procedural rules are a slightly adapted version of the WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules. A description of key features of WIPO Expedited Arbitration is available at http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/arbitration/what-is-exp-arb.html

WIPO Model Pleadings

WIPO Model Request For Arbitration and Statement of Claim

WIPO Model Answer to the Request and Statement of Defense

Parties should consult the Case Filing Guidelines for relevant information on how to submit a Request or an Answer for WIPO Arbitration

Fees

Schedule of Fees

Domain Registry

http://www.iana.org/root-whois/ac.htm

http://www.nic.ac/

Registration Agreement

Text of Agreement

Eligibility Criteria

Registration of .AC domain names is unrestricted.  Registration of third level domain names under .AC is restricted to residents of the Ascension Island

Supported Characters

.AC domain names support both ASCII characters

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