Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

1. Purpose

This Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Policy") has been adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), and sets forth the terms and conditions in connection with a dispute between a registrant of a domain name ("Registrant") and any party ("Complainant") other than the Registrant over the registration and use of an Internet domain name registered by Registrant.

2. Rights of Complainant

Complainant must prove the following:

  • The domain name registered by Registrant is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which Complainant has rights.
  • Registrant has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name.
  • The domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith.

3. Evidence of Rights or Legitimate Interests

Any of the following circumstances, in particular but without limitation, if found by the Panel to be proved based on its evaluation of all evidence presented, shall demonstrate Registrant's rights or legitimate interests to the domain name for purposes of Paragraph 4(a)(ii):

  • Before any notice to Registrant of the dispute, Registrant's use of, or demonstrable preparations to use, the domain name or a name corresponding to the domain name in connection with a bona fide offering of goods or services.
  • Registrant (as an individual, business, or other organization) has been commonly known by the domain name, even if Registrant has acquired no trademark or service mark rights.
  • Registrant is making a legitimate noncommercial or fair use of the domain name, without intent for commercial gain to misleadingly divert consumers or to tarnish the trademark or service mark at issue.

4. Implementation of Panel Decision

Upon receipt of the Panel's decision, Registrar shall immediately place a lock on the domain name that is the subject of the complaint and provide notice of the lock to both parties.

5. Fees

The Complainant shall pay all fees and expenses related to the proceedings under this Policy, unless Complainant elects to have the dispute decided by a three-member panel.