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ERDRP Response Filing Guidelines for Ex Officio Reviews of Phase I Defensive Registrations for .name

  General Information on .name

Complaints under the ERDRP (Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy for .name)


General Information on the ERDRP

      ERDRP Policy
      ERDRP Rules
      WIPO Supplemental ERDRP Rules
      ERDRP Fees
      Filing an ERDRP Complaint and/or Response
        Registered Names
        Defensive Registrations
        Ex Officio
          Submit a Response
            Additional information
  .name Complaints under the UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy)

Paragraph 5(f)(iv) of the ERDRP states:

"(iv) for successful challenges to Phase I Defensive Registrations on the basis that you did not meet the applicable Eligibility Requirements you will thereafter be required to demonstrate, at your expense, and as set forth in the Rules of Procedure, that you meet the Eligibility Requirements for Phase I Defensive Registrations for all Phase I Defensive Registrations that you have registered within .name with us or with any other registrar. In the event that you are unable to demonstrate the foregoing with respect to any such Phase I Defensive Registration(s), those Defensive Registration(s) will be cancelled."

An ex officio review of all other Phase I Defensive Registrations held by the Respondent is commenced when the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the Center) notifies a list of Phase I Defensive Registrations to the Respondent. The Respondent will then be required to demonstrate its compliance with the .NAME eligibility requirements (contained in Paragraph 2(b) of the .NAME Registration Restrictions) with regard to each Phase I Defensive Registration listed in the notification.


Submit a Response

ERDRP Responses to ex officio reviews of Phase I Defensive Registrations must be filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Note: There is no need to send the Response to the concerned registrar(s) or to the Complainant in the previous proceeding.


Submit the Response to the Center

The Response must be submitted to the Center in electronic form and in hardcopy.

  • In electronic form: Submit the Response and any annexes available in electronic format. In order to facilitate electronic filing, the Center offers the option to download and complete the ERDRP Model Response Form (Ex Officio) as a Word document to submit as an attachment to an e-mail to disputes.name@wipo.int.
  • In hardcopy: Send a signed original and three hardcopies by express mail or courier service to (including any attachments not available in electronic format):

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
34 chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva 20

Tel.: (+41 22) 338 8247
Fax: (+41 22) 740 3700



Submit the required payment to the Center, as specified in the ERDRP Schedule of Fees in Annex D of the WIPO Supplemental ERDRP Rules. All payments to be made in connection with ERDRP disputes can only be effected by credit card (American Express, Visa, Master Card). The Center is under no obligation to accept payment effected by any other means. Please provide the name of cardholder as it appears on the card, card number, card expiration date, type of card. Payments by credit card may also be made by telephone by calling (+41 22) 338 8247.

If the required fee has not been received within fifteen (15) calendar days after the list of Phase I Defensive Registrations to be reviewed has been notified to the Respondent, the administrative proceeding will be terminated and the Phase I Defensive Registration(s) in question will be cancelled (Paragraph 19(e) ERDRP Rules).


Additional information

The following documents should be consulted in connection with preparing and filing a Response:

Questions concerning the filing requirements may be sent by e-mail to arbiter.mail@wipo.int.