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WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for .WF

Country / Territory Code


Country / Territory Name

Wallis and Futuna Islands

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Dispute Resolution Policy

Variation of UDRP


Relevant differences between the UDRP and the PARL EXPERT

Pursuant to Articles L. 45-2 and L. 45-6 of the French Electronic Communications and Telecommunications Act (“CPCE”), a complainant must demonstrate that the disputed domain name:

  • - is likely to disrupt public order or violate principles of morality, or infringe any rights protected by the French Constitution or by French law; or
  • - is likely to infringe intellectual property rights or personality rights, unless the domain name holder has a legitimate interest in the disputed domain name and is acting in good faith; or
  • - is identical or similar to the name of the French Republic, of a local authority or group of local authorities, of a local or national institution or public service, unless the domain name holder has a legitimate interest in the disputed domain name and is acting in good faith

Article L. R20-44-46 of the CPCE provides a non-exhausting list of examples of legitimate interest and bad faith

A complainant must demonstrate that it has standing (intérêt à agir) to file the complaint

A complainant must also demonstrate that it fulfils the eligibility requirements to register .FR domain names (https://www.afnic.fr/medias/documents/Cadre_legal/Charte_de_nommage_22032016_VF.pdf)

Courts of France

A complaint under the PARL EXPERT procedure can only involve one disputed domain name

Under the PARL EXPERT the Panel consists of a single expert appointed by the WIPO Center

The pleadings and the annexes should be provided in French only

The Expert shall decide the dispute exclusively in light of the documents and exhibits submitted by both Parties without conducting further research

Complaints under the PARL EXPERT must always be filed in French using the online platform available at www.parl-expert.fr

If the domain name was subject to a previous SYRELI procedure it may not be the object of a PARL EXPERT procedure and vice versa

WIPO Model Pleadings

Model pleadings are not available; the parties may wish to consult the online platform available at www.parl-expert.fr


Schedule of Fees

WIPO Experts

WIPO Experts

Domain Registry



Registration Agreement

Text of Agreement

Eligibility Criteria

Registration of .WF domain names is restricted to European companies which have their main place of business within the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein or individuals residing in such jurisdictions

Supported characters

.WF domain names support ASCII and IDN characters

  • - may use only letters, numbers, and dashes;
  • - may use the characters à, á, â, ã, ä, å, æ, ç, è, é, ê, ë, ì, í, î, ï, ñ, ò, ó, ô, õ, ö, oe, ù, ú, û, ü, ý, ÿ, and ß;
  • - cannot begin or end with a dash, or have a dash in the third and fourth positions;
  • - may have up to 63 characters



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