Date: Jan 28, 2000
On October 24, 1999, the Board of Directors for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") adopted a Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP") for certain top level domain names. The UDRP is designed to offer
trademark owners an efficient and cost effective mechanism for resolving disputes with cybersquatters. The following offers a brief overview of the UDRP, including the critical differences between the new Policy and the former policy enforced by Network Solutions, Inc. ("NSI").
I. The UDRP mandates an administrative proceeding against a domain name registrant
II. The standard applied is:
III. Cause of action available:
V. Top Level Domains (TLDs) affected:
VI. Who may be subject to the UDRP
VIII. Differences between the UDRP and the former Dispute Resolution Policy enforced by NSI.
* A full copy of the UDRP can be found at http://www.icann.org
For more information on cybersquatting or other Internet related issues, please contact Sheila A. Millar at (202) 434-4143 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org