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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.

Forum is authorized to administer the Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy (ERDRP), the Qualification Challenge Policy (QCP), the Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policy (RDRP), the Registry Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policy (RRDRP), the Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy (TDRP), and the Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Policy (TM-PDDRP) ICANN policies as more fully described below.

Please contact FORUM at domaindispute@adrforum.com with questions.

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

Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy (ERDRP)

The ERDRP challenges the registration of a domain name when it is not a person or fictional character as the policy requires for the .name TLD.

Qualification Challenge Policy (QCP)

The QCP challenges the registration of a .pro name at the second or third levels for failure to meet the .pro TLD requirements.

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Forms

Filings

To file a QCP Complaint or Response, email your submission to domaindispute@adrforum.com

Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policy (RDRP)

The RDRP challenges the registration of a .biz domain name for failing to meet the .biz registration requirements. A dispute may be brought simultaneoulsy under the RDRP and the UDRP.

Registry Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policy (RRDRP)

The RRDRP allows a party to request sanctions against a new gTLD Registry for failing to comply with the Registration Restrictions agreed upon with ICANN.

Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy (TDRP)

The TDRP is used when there is a potential violation of ICANN’s Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy between Registrars. An initial TDRP dispute is called a Complaint. If a Registry has already made a decision or issued a “no-decision” result, an Appeal may be filed.

Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Policy (TM-PDDRP)

The TM-PDDRP allows a party to request sanctions against a new gTLD Registry for participating in a scheme to encourage trademark infringement.