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WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center - Domain Name Disputes (New gTLDs)

New gTLDs

On November 16, 2000, ICANN selected the following seven new gTLDs:

  .aero (for the entire aviation community)
  .biz (for business purposes)
  .coop (for cooperatives)
  .info (unrestricted)
  .jobs (for human resources)
  .museum (for museums)
  .name (for personal names)
  .pro (for professionals)
  .travel (for the global travel community)

Domain name disputes in the new gTLDs will be subject to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

In addition, most registry operators have developed, or are in the process of developing, specific dispute resolution policies designed to resolve disputes occurring during a start-up, or "sunrise" phase. Such mechanisms (which may in some instances condition the applicability of the UDRP) aim to provide trademark owners with additional options for the protection of their rights during the early operation of these domains.

Registries that are restricted to certain purposes will also provide special proceedings to resolve disputes concerning compliance with their respective registration restrictions.

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