Domain Arbitration and Dispute Resolution | The Forum

Domain Name Disputes

Forum has been administering domain name disputes since 1999. While most domain name cases are trademark disputes that are resolved under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), there are 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 and country-code top level domains (ccTLDs) have adopted specific practices and requirements that may be followed using Forum dispute resolution services. Forum handles disputes for any ccTLD that has adopted the UDRP and several policies for countries that have adopted other similar policies, including the United States (usTLDs).

Policies and Resources

Forum domain name dispute administration is affordable. Our customer service is exceptional and our commencement-to-decision is between 30 to 40 days for most UDRP cases. 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.