ICANN's gTLD Policies

As the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has launched new gTLDs over time, it implemented:
  • Some policies that apply to specific TLDs 
  • Some policies that apply to all TLDs 
  • Some policies that apply only to gTLDs launched after the 2013 new gTLD program was commenced.  

The policies listed below are ICANN policies that the Forum is authorized to administer. You can find all the relevant links, forms, and Rules in the chart below. If you have questions, please contact us at domaindispute@adrforum.com.


Many Policies and Rule require Complainant to notify Respondent of the Complaint using a Complaint Transmittal Cover Sheet. You can download that form here.

Policy Name TLD(s) Links Forms File / Respond
ERDRP .name
Challenge the registration of a domain name because it is not a person or fictional character as the policy requires.
QCP .pro To file a QCP Complaint or Response, email your submission to domaindispute@adrforum.com
The Qualification Challenge Policy may be used to challenge the registration of a .pro name at the second or third levels for failure to meet the .pro requirements
RDRP .biz
The Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policy may be used to contest the registration of a .biz domain name for failing to meet the .biz registration requirements. A dispute can be brought simultaneously under the RDRP and the UDRP.
RRDRP All new gTLDs Email your complaint or response to domaindispute@adrforum.com
The Registry Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policy allows a party to request sanctions against a new gTLD Registry for failing to comply with the Registration Restrictions promises it made to ICANN.
TDRP All gTLDs
The Transfer Dispute Policy may be used by Registrars that claim another Registrar has violated ICANN’s Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy. An initial TDRP dispute is called a Request for Enforcement. If a Registry has already made a decision or issued a “no-decision” result, an Appeal may be filed.
TM-PDDRP All new gTLDs Email your complaint or response to domaindispute@adrforum.com
The Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Policy allows a party to request sanctions against a new gTLD Registry for participating in a scheme to encourage trademark infringement in a new gTLD.