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Complaints under the RDRP (Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policy)
Filing an RDRP Complaint
Filing an RDRP Response
Filing a combined RDRP/UDRP Complaint
Filing a combined RDRP/UDRP Response
Complaints under the UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy)
Cases under STOP (Start-up Trademark Opposition Policy)
General Information on the RDRP
The Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policy for .BIZ (RDRP) is exclusive to the .BIZ gTLD. The RDRP is used to resolve disputes between domain name registrants and third parties asserting that the disputed domain name was registered in violation of the .BIZ Registration Restrictions. The RDRP is incorporated into all .BIZ Registration Agreements.
In an RDRP complaint, the Complainant must demonstrate that the disputed domain name "is not being or will not be used primarily for a bona fide business or commercial purpose" (RDRP, para. 4(a)). RDRP, Paragraph 4(b) identifies examples of circumstances that constitute "bona fide business or commercial use". RDRP, Paragraph 4(c) sets out examples of purposes that do not constitute a "bona fide business or commercial use".
RDRP Complaints can either be brought alone or in combination with a UDRP Complaint. Thus, a Complainant can either base its Complaint on the RDRP criteria alone, or can assert both RDRP and UDRP criteria in one Complaint. The Center has prepared Model Complaint and Response Forms for single RDRP as well as for combined RDRP/UDRP disputes.
Single RDRP Complaints can be filed by any person or entity. In combined RDRP/UDRP Complaints, the Complainant must prove all UDRP criteria (including trademark ownership) in addition to the RDRP criteria.
The procedure for single RDRP as well as for combined RDRP/UDRP proceedings is the same as under the UDRP. The NeuLevel Supplemental Rules for Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policy for .BIZ (Supplemental RDRP Rules) refer, in Paragraph 1, to the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP Rules).
Administrative proceedings under the RDRP, as well as combined RDRP/UDRP proceedings, are subject to the WIPO Supplemental UDRP Rules and to theUDRP Schedule of Fees. There is no special Schedule of Fees for single RDRP or combined RDRP/UDRP proceedings.
RDRP proceedings are subject to the following provisions:
- Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policy for .BIZ (RDRP)
- Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP Rules)
- Supplemental Rules for Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policy for .BIZ (Supplemental RDRP Rules)
- WIPO Supplemental Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (WIPO Supplemental UDRP Rules)
In addition to the above, combined RDRP/UDRP proceedings are also subject to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.