Domain Name Ownership Disputes

Given then popularity and importance of registering domain names worldwide it is not surprising that disputes arise regularly between users around the registration of specific domain names.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the organisation that has the job of coordinating the unique identifiers (domain names) and ensuring the smooth functioning of the internet and the World Wide Web. The ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet^s unique identifiers.

UDRP Domain Name Dispute resolution Policy

The Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) is a structured process established by the ICANN for the resolution of domain name disputes. This mechanism is used by most companies for conflict resolution and the domain names covered include .com .org .net .info .biz .name .asia. The UDRP originally had three tribunals - the European Tribunal based in Switzerland, the North American Tribunal based in the USA and the Asian Tribunal based in Hong Kong. Recently ICANN approved a new tribunal for UDRP dispute resolutions - The Czech Arbitration Court.

Now that we are clear about the basics of domain, let us know more about the various domain names available and how you can get one that is suitable. Read on to know more about domains and free domains in the UK.

.UK Domain names dispute resolution

The UK domain name registry Nominet, provide a Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) specifically for disputes around the registration of .uk domain names.

Nominet's DRS serice is designed to help resolve any contention between two parties around the registration of a .uk domain name in an efficient and transparent way without the need to resolve to legal action.

Learn more about Nominet^s dispute resolution or contact a specialist domain Registrar to find out more about domain name recovery.