Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for country code top level domains (ccTLDs)
Since the launch of the WIPO ccTLD Program in 2000, WIPO has provided advice to many ccTLDs with a view to establishing registration conditions and dispute resolution procedures that conform with international standards of intellectual property protection while taking into account the particular circumstances and needs of the individual ccTLD. WIPO also provides a variety of information resources for users who wish to register ccTLD domain names or file disputes in relation to such names.
- The WIPO ccTLD Best Practices for the Prevention and Resolution of Intellectual Property Disputes provide an overview of practices and policies for ccTLD operations designed to curb abusive and bad faith registration of protected names, and to resolve related disputes.
- The WIPO ccTLD Database contains links to the websites of 252 ccTLDs allowing to determine the availability of a registration agreement, the existence of a WHOIS service and the adoption of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures.
- The Trademark Database Portal
facilitates access to online trademark databases of a number of national
and regional intellectual property offices, allowing any person wishing
to register a domain name to perform a prior trademark search.
In addition to its role as dispute resolution service provider for .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info., .mobi and other generic top level domains (gTLDs), the Center also provides domain name dispute resolution services for the following country code top level domains: