Dispute and Mediation Process on Contested Domain Names: Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and WIPO2
The UDRP is an arbitration/mediation procedure that is used to resolve issues related to alleged trademark infringement and bad-faith registration of domain names.
ICANN is considering adopting a special procedure for dealing with domain names alleged to infringe the rights of intergovernmental organizations. The proposed procedure (known as WIPO2) would make binding arbitration mandatory for these cases and would deprive national courts of jurisdiction. The GNSO Council failed to pass a motion to support the proposal, and the ICANN Board has taken no action for over a year.
See PIR's position on UDRP on our Policy Positions page.