Domain names are all around us. They are how we navigate to online shopping, news, social media, and even nowadays to school and work. They make navigating the Internet possible.
Domain names can also be used for malicious purposes though, such as distributing malware and phishing, fraud, and selling counterfeits.
There is fortunately a process to tackle such exploitations. WIPO is internationally recognized as the leading provider for disputes concerning the abusive registration and use of domain names, a practice commonly known as “cybersquatting”. WIPO has administered over 51,000 UDRP cases covering over 94,000 domain names.