ICANN has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with providers for both the Registration Restrictions Dispute Resolution Procedure (RRDRP) and the Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure (Trademark PDDRP). These Dispute Resolution Procedures have been developed to provide those who believe they have been harmed by a new gTLD Registry Operator's conduct an alternative avenue to complain about that conduct.
The RRDRP is intended to address circumstances in which a community-based new gTLD Registry Operator deviates from the registration restrictions outlined in its Registry Agreement. The National Arbitration Forum (FORUM) has been appointed as a RRDRP service provider.
The Trademark PDDRP addresses situations for parties who believe a Registry Operator has acted in bad faith, with the intent to profit from the systematic registration of infringing second-level domain names or who has otherwise used the top-level domain for an improper purpose in violation of another's trademark rights. The Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and FORUM have all been selected as Trademark PDDRP providers.
ICANN would like to thank everyone who responded to the Request for Proposals (RFPs). Additional providers may be appointed to provide RRDRP and Trademark PDDRP services.
View the Memorandum of Understanding
- The National Arbitration Forum [PDF, 68 KB]
- Trademark PDDRP
View the RFPs for each Dispute Resolution Procedure:
Learn more about:
- Registration Restrictions Dispute Resolution Procedure [PDF, 257 KB]
- Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure [PDF, 181 KB]