What is the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy?

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What is the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy?

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The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the UDRP Policy) adopted by the ICANN Board on October 24, 1999 sets out the legal framework for the resolution of disputes between a domain name registrant and a third party over the abusive registration and use of an Internet domain name in the generic top level domains or gTLDs (e.g., .biz, .com, .info, .mobi, .name, .net, .org), and those country code top level domains or ccTLDs that have adopted the UDRP Policy on a voluntary basis. The procedure is administered by dispute resolution service providers accredited by ICANN (e.g. WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center)

Any person or entity wishing to register a domain name in the gTLDs and ccTLDs in question is required to consent to the terms and conditions of the UDRP Policy.