Domain Name Arbitration
Accordingly, the internet had only been going for a few years when the view took hold that a separate arbitration forum was needed in which a specially tailored process could be applied to the unique nature of domain names. The result of those deliberations led in 1999 to the birth of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the UDRP), a system of compulsory arbitration of disputes over the most prominent categories of domain names like .com (dot com), .info, .biz etc . At the same time, there developed similar dispute resolution processes for domain names issued under various countries’ auspices, such as Canada, where .ca domain names may be arbitrated under the CIRA Policy and Australia, under the auDA Policy.
Domain Name Arbitration Apr 2016
Written by BCICAC panellist, The Hon Neil Brown Q.C.