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UDRP Procedures for Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs)


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General Information on UDRP Disputes

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center's domain name dispute resolution services for gTLDs give effect to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP Policy), adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on August 26, 1999, and the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP Rules), approved by ICANN on September 28, 2013. In addition to the ICANN Policy and Rules, the WIPO Center has developed its Supplemental Rules for the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy that entered into effect on July 31, 2015.

These proceedings provide an efficient remedy against the bad faith, abusive registration of domain names that violate trademark rights. This administrative procedure is without prejudice to recourse to competent courts.

The UDRP applies to .com, .net and .org, as well as to a number of more recently introduced gTLDs, such as .aero, .asia, .biz, .cat, .coop, .info, .jobs, .mobi, .museum, .name, .pro, .travel and .tel. Since commencing its UDRP service, WIPO has processed some 17,000 UDRP and UDRP-related cases.

The UDRP is based on recommendations made by WIPO in the Report on the First WIPO Internet Domain Name Process, focusing on the problems caused by the conflict between trademarks and domain names. A number of further issues identified in that Report were considered in the Second WIPO Internet Domain Name Process.

WIPO makes available a wide variety of resources specifically related to domain name cases and issues.