Forum has been administering administrative hearings, similar to arbitrations, in domain name cases since 1999. While most domain name disputes are trademark disputes that are resolved under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), there many similar policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for generic top-level domains (gTLDs). In addition, many gTLD registries have adopted specific practices and requirements that may be enforced using Forum dispute resolution services.
The ways in which country-code top level domains (ccTLDs) handle trademark disputes vary from country to country. Forum handles disputes for any ccTLD that has adopted the UDRP and several policies for countries that have adopted other similar policies.
Forum domain name dispute administration is affordable. Our customer service is exceptional and our time-to-decision ranges between 30 to 40 days for most UDRP cases. Finally, Forum’s international, multilingual panelists issue decisions that are consistent and predictable. Our cases are processed entirely electronically and parties are encouraged to utilize Forum’s online filing and case management systems for faster, more efficient case processing.