Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)
News & Views
ICANN Appoints 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.
Official URS Procedure and Rules Published
Learn more about the URS claims process and how service providers will implement the system in a consistent manner.
ICANN Appoints First URS Provider
The National Arbitration Forum (FORUM) has secured the first appointment by ICANN to administer the Uniform Rapid Suspension System.
Understanding the Uniform Rapid Suspension System
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.
Have questions or comments about URS? Email URS-Com@icann.org.
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.
- ICANN Seeks Service Providers for Uniform Rapid Suspension
- Request for Information [PDF, 112 KB]
- Request for Information FAQs
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.