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UNIFORM DOMAIN NAME RESOLUTION POLICY (UDRP) DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES

Background on UDRP Disputes

UDRP domain name disputes are an expedited legal proceeding in which one party tries to take (or seize) a domain name from another party.  The Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) is a set of rules that all domain name registrants agree to when registering a domain name anywhere in the world (a registrant is the party registering a domain name through GoDaddy, Network Solutions, eNom, or any other registrar).  Under the UDRP, anyone registering a domain name may be sued (or have a UDRP proceeding commenced against them) before an ICANN-approved dispute resolution provider (a court designated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to handle domain name disputes).  These proceedings are involuntary -- if you register a gLTD (a generic top-level domain name like including .com, .net, .info, .org, etc) you, or the person who has registered the domain name, are subject to the UDRP domain name dispute.  These disputes allow parties to seize a domain name from another party who shouldn't have registered it, including domain names which contain personal names of someone else, trademarks or brand names of another party, or misleading domain names that suggest an affiliation with another party.  The ICANN-approved dispute resolution providers include the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) in Minnesota, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, and the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) in the Czech Republic.  If you retain us to represent you, we can advise you on where is best to file your domain name dispute and we have handled many domain name disputes with all of these organizations.

Legal Services We Provide

We can represent you in filing a UDRP domain name dispute, or defending a dispute which has been filed against you.  It doesn't matter where in the world you reside.  You are usually notified these disputes have been filed via email.  Please constact us at 888-941-9933 for a free consultation or email Steve at steve@websiteattorneys.com. 

Our Recent Wins

We have represented many parties in UDRP domain name disputes and win most of our UDRP cases.  Below are links to recent decisions that have been made in our favor:

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Contact Information

Website Attorneys 
110 S. Regent Street, Suite 200 

Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
(888) 941-9933 
(801) 347-5173 
(801) 665-1292 
steve@websiteattorneys.com

Recently Won Domain Names in Federal Court

  • ezq.com (won federal ex parte TRO forcing VeriSign to strip this three-letter domain from its Chinese registrant and deliver to California corp);
  • ksoftware.com (won federal court transfer order in Virginia stripping this domain from its Caribbean registrant for Kentucky corp); 
  • truckmaster.com (won domain in settlement during ACPA federal case after removing case from state court and after UDRP loss); 
  • bullex.com (won federal transfer order stripping this domain from its Korean registrant for New York corp); 
  • websitelawyer.com (a rare case invovling trademark infringement in state court resulting in order to VeriSign to seize and change domain registration from the Cayman Islands);