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

Registry Specific Policies (in addition to the UDRP)

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

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

Since March 2004, ICANN has been in the process of introducing the following sponsored TLDs:

  .asia
  .cat
  .jobs
  .mobi
  .post
  .tel (TELNIC)
  .travel

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

In addition, most registry operators have developed 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 also provide special proceedings to resolve disputes concerning compliance with their respective registration restrictions.

 

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