WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for .MA

Country / Territory Code

.MA

Country / Territory Name

Morocco

Whois Search

Whois Search

Dispute Resolution Policy and Procedural Rules

Variation of UDRP

Règlement sur la Procédure alternative de résolution de litiges du .MA

Relevant differences between the UDRP and the .MA Policy

Whereas in the UDRP the jurisdiction(s) where the trademark is valid is not considered relevant to panel assessment under the first element, under the.MA Policy the complainant must prove that the domain name in dispute is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which the complainant has rights in Morocco

It is sufficient for the complainant to prove that either registration or use of the domain name is in bad faith, whereas the UDRP requires the complainant to prove both

Only single-member panels are allowed

Courts of Morocco

French

The Registry will implement a panel decision to transfer or cancel a domain name after 30 days (as opposed to 10 business days under the UDRP), if the Registry does not receive documentation from one the parties regarding a court proceeding

WIPO Model Pleadings

WIPO Model Complaint

WIPO Model Response

Fees

Schedule of Fees

WIPO Experts

WIPO Experts

Domain Registry

http://www.registre.ma/

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

Registration Agreement

Text of Agreement

Eligibility Criteria

Registration of .MA domain names is unrestricted, but the administrative contact must be located in Morocco. Further restrictions apply to third level domain names such as “.gov.ma” and “.org.ma”

Supported characters

.MA domain names support ASCII and IDN characters

  • - may have from 3 to up to 63 characters;
  • - may include letters, numbers, and dashes;
  • - may not include dashes in the first or last positions, or simultaneously as the third and the fourth character;
  • - may include the characters à, â, ç, è, é, ë, î, ï, ô, ù, ü, and ÿ

Decisions

Decisions


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