Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP)

Last Updated: July 26, 2016

Definition - What does Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) mean?

The Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) is a policy developed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that aims to address issues pertaining to disputes over trademarked or proprietary domain names, accusations of domain name abuse such as cybersquatting, or similar grievances.

Techopedia explains Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP)

The UDRP suggests that the aforementioned issues must be resolved either through courts or through arbitration before a registrar can take action to resolve the issue by itself. Domain trademark owners are encouraged to file complaints in courts with the proper jurisdiction to handle them. The UDRP is part of a set of resources in addition to published rules for domain name dispute resolution, rule archives, a list of approved dispute resolution service providers, and other information.

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