New document: 5 minutes to understand UDRP procedure

5 minutes to understand - Domain names - Nameshield
5 minutes to understand - Domain names - UDRP procedure - Nameshield

Established on ICANN’s proposal, the UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy) extra-judicial procedure allows to sanction obvious and indisputable infringements of a trademark right resulting from the registration of identical or similar domain names by third parties, a practice commonly referred as “cybersquatting “.


UDRP applies not only to generic extensions (gTLDs) in .aero, .biz, .com, .coop, .info, .jobs, .mobi, .museum, .name, .net, .org, .pro, .travel and new extensions (new gTLDs), but also to country code extensions (ccTLDs) of which the registry has accepted the UDRP principles.

Author: Bruno Darras

Chargé de communication - Nameshield group