Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)

News & Views

URS Technical Requirements 1.0 Published 23 October 2013
Version 1.0 of the URS Technical Requirements document has been published. This document describes how Registries and Registrars will implement the Uniform Rapid Suspension System technical requirements in a consistent manner.

URS Rules Updated 28 June 2013
Originally published on 04 March 2013, the URS Rules document has been updated to address a minor correction of omission and typos. We've provided a redline of changes for your convenience.


Understanding the Uniform Rapid Suspension System

Overview

The Uniform Rapid Suspension System is a rights protection mechanism that complements the existing Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) by offering a lower-cost, faster path to relief for rights holders experiencing the most clear-cut cases of infringement.

Resource Documents

  • URS Procedure [PDF, 168 KB] (Published 01 March 2013)
    Explains how to file a claim, what fees will be incurred and other information.
  • URS Rules [PDF, 98 KB] (Published 28 June 2013)
    Describes how service providers will implement the Uniform Rapid Suspension System in a consistent manner.
  • URS Technical Requirements 1.0 [PDF, 649 KB] (Published 23 October 2013)
    Describes how Registries and Registrars will implement the Uniform Rapid Suspension System technical requirements in a consistent manner.

Development

Below find archival materials documenting milestones in the formation and implementation of the Uniform Rapid Suspension System, listed chronologically.

27 June 2012 — Uniform Rapid Suspension System at ICANN44 Prague
A cross-community panel discusses (i) goals of the URS; (ii) changes to the current URS necessary to satisfy stated goals; and (iii) community collaboration during revision of the URS.

24 September 2012 — Request for Information (RFI)
An RFI is published to solicit proposals for potential URS service providers.

03 October 2012 — ICANN Webinar on Recent Developments in the URS
Intended to prepare participants for ICANN45 Toronto.

18 October 2012 — Uniform Rapid Suspension System at ICANN45 Toronto
Session focuses on implementation and establishing recommendations to ensure that goals are met. Includes a review of community input to date and discussion of other proposals.

20 February 2013 — First URS Provider
The National Arbitration Forum (FORUM) has secured the first appointment by ICANN to administer the Uniform Rapid Suspension System.

01 March 2013 — Official URS Procedure
Explains how to file a claim, what fees will be incurred and other information.

04 March 2013 — Official URS Rules
Describes how service providers will implement the Uniform Rapid Suspension System in a consistent manner.

19 April 2013 — Second URS Provider
Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and ICANN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing ADNDRC as a Uniform Rapid Suspension System provider.