Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDNRP)
The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the UDRP Policy) is a legal framework for the resolution of disputes between a domain name registrant and a third party over the foul use or misuse of an Internet domain name. It was established by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The UDRP currently applies to all generic top level domains (.aero, .asia, .nyc, etc…), some country code top-level domains, and some legacy top level domains (.com, .net, .org, etc…) in specific conditions.
Disputes are covered by the UDRP Administrative Procedure
According to Paragraph 4(a) of the UDRP Policy, the UDRP Administrative Procedure is applicable to disputes related to abusive registration of a domain name;
- The domain name is registered by the registrant is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which the complainant
- The domain name registrant has no rights or legitimate interests in domain name he is registering.
- The domain name has been registered and is being used to defame some person or organisation.
Advantages of the UDRP Administrative Procedure
- UDRP provides a faster, cost-effective and reliable way to resolve disputes related to domain name misuse.
- The procedure is easy to follow and not complex in nature as the procedures of civil court or laws.
- The procedure has a wide scope. Even disputed at international level can be resolved through it.