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.
The WIPO Center provides domain name dispute resolution services for the ccTLDs listed in the below table. Each such ccTLD page includes links to a range of relevant resources including for case filings.
Where a ccTLD has adopted the UDRP, those domain names may be consolidated with gTLD and other ccTLD domain names against a single registrant in a single UDRP complaint.
ccTLDs adopting the UDRP include .ag, .ai, .as, .bm, .bs, .bz, .cc, .cd, .co, .cy, .dj, .ec, .fj, .fm, .gd, .gt, .ki, .la, .lc, .md, .me, .mw, .nr, .nu, .pa, .pk, .pn, .pr, .pw, .ro, .sa, .sc, .sl, .sn, .so, .tj, .tt, .tv, .ug, .ve, .vg, and .ws.
(*) Those ccTLDs which use a variation of the UDRP are marked below with an asterisk.
- 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 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 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.