WIPO ccTLD Best Practices for the Prevention and Resolution of Intellectual Property Disputes

The WIPO ccTLD Best Practices were intended to curb abusive and bad faith registration of protected names, and to resolve related disputes.

The text of the WIPO ccTLD Best Practices is available in the following formats and languages:

You may also browse comments on draft texts.


Other Resources

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.

The Center also provides domain name dispute administration services for a number of country code top level domains.