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Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)

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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 (or in cases where the TLD has adopted the URS);
  2. Involves a registered trademark;
  3. Is a clear-cut 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, domain name registrant, also known as the Respondent, has an opportunity to respond before a panel is appointed.

How URS Works

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 Registry will either suspend the domain name or release it back to the Registrant, as ordered by the Examiner. To learn more, use the links below to review the Procedure, Rules and Fees.

  1. Complaint Filed (Day 1)
  2. Case Commenced (Day 1-2)
  3. Response Period (Day 2-16)
  4. Examiner Appointed (Day 16)
  5. Determination Issued (Day 21)

Responding to a URS Complaint

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

URS Procedure, Rules, Fees and Resources

Looking for more information? See below to review the URS Procedures, Rules, Fees, and helpful links to documents and videos to assist in filing a Complaint or a Response.


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