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Third-Level Domain Names

Ordinarily, domain name dispute resolution policies do not apply to third-level domain names. A few second-level domain name registrants have decided to sell third-level domain names like a Registry and have established dispute resolution policies to deal with any resulting disputes. Currently, .co.com is offering third-level dispute resolution options, as is CentralNic.

Other ccTLDs and gTLDs do sell third-level domains in specifically delegated second-level domains (like .gov.TLD, .edu.TLD, or .co.TLD) to end users subject to the same terms as their second level registrations. For these, the same Policy that applies to traditional second-level registrations would apply to these special third-level registrations. Please consult the Registration Agreement of the TLD in question if you are not sure if you can file a complaint against a third-level domain name.

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

CentralNic Dispute Resolution Policy

CentralNic is a second level domain (SLD) registrant that sells third-level domains to users. Registration of a third level domain name in one of CentralNic’s second level domains requires agreement to CentralNic’s Dispute Resolution Policy. Prior to filing a CDRP, the complainant is required to attempt mediation by contacting CentralNic. The CDRP process is almost identical to the UDRP.

CentralNic’s Second-Level Domain extensions:

.AE.ORG, .BR.COM, .CN.COM, .CO.COM, .CO.NL, .CO.NO, .COM.DE, .COM.FM, .COM.SE, .DE.COM, .EDU.FM, .EU.COM, .GB.NET, .GOV.FM, .GR.COM, .HU.NET, .IN.NET, .JP,NET, .JPN.COM, .MEX.COM, .NET.FM, .NX.BASKETBALL, .ORG.FM, .RADIO.AM, .RADIO.FM, .RU.COM, .SA.COM, .SE.NET, .UK.COM, .UK.NET, .US.COM, .US.ORG, .WEB.IN, .ZA.BZ, .ZA.COM

Please visit CentralNic’s website for an up-to-date list of applicable SLDs at https://www.centralnic.com/portfolio/tldlist

.co.com Registry

The .co.com registry has adopted the UDRP for use with third-leval domains registered in .co.com. The .co.com registry has also adopted the URS.