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Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)

The URS is a policy to consider when you have a dispute over a domain name that:

  1. Incorporates a generic top-level domain (gTLD) that was introduced after June 2013;
  2. Involves a registered trademark;
  3. Is an open-and-shut case of infringement; and
  4. There is no interest in gaining possession of the domain name.

Complainants pay a very affordable flat fee to submit a 500-word Complaint outlining how the domain name registrant has registered a domain name that (i) is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark in which complainant has rights, (ii) the registrant has no rights to or legitimate interests in, and (iii) has been registered and is being used in bad faith. After the complaint is submitted to Forum, the domain name registrant (the Respondent), has an opportunity to respond before a panel is appointed.

URS cases are handled entirely via an online case filing and management system. Examiners are located around the world and specialize in trademark or domain name law. Once a decision is reached, Forum publishes the decision through an online database and the new gTLD registry will either suspend the domain name or release it back the registrant, as ordered by the Examiner. Use the links to obtain copies of the Policies and Rules and learn more.

If you can't find the information you need on this website, email us and one of our experienced case coordinators will help find what you need.

Responding to a URS complaint

Please note that when responding to a URS complaint, the encrypted link contained in the body of the email sent by Forum. If the email has been deleted or otherwise no longer accessible, please contact us.