Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP)


The Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) is a document used by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the purpose of creating guidelines for use when disputes arise regarding the registration of internet names (domain names).

The document outlines what needs to be done before a domain name registrar is compelled to hand the domain name to someone else, revoke its registration or blacklist the name.

This currently applies to all .biz, .com, .info, .name, .net, and .org top-level domains.

The process is managed by an "approved" resolution service provider.

The intention is to create a process that is faster and cheaper than the legal system.

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