UNIFORM DOMAIN NAME DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICY
On 1st October 2003, , the .ky registrar (the ICT Authority) adopted the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (often referred to as the "UDRP") as published by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"). This Policy has also been adopted by all registrars in the .aero, .biz, .com, .coop, .info, .museum, .name, .net, and .org top-level domains. Under the policy, most types of trademark-based domain-name disputes must be resolved by agreement, court action, or arbitration before a registrar will cancel, suspend, or transfer a domain name. Disputes alleged to arise from abusive registrations of domain names (for example, cybersquatting) may be addressed by expedited administrative proceedings that the holder of trademark rights initiates by filing a complaint with an approved dispute-resolution service provider.
To invoke the policy, a trademark owner should either (a) file a complaint in a court of proper jurisdiction against the domain-name holder (or where appropriate an in-rem action concerning the domain name) or (b) in cases of abusive registration submit a complaint to an approved dispute-resolution service provider (see below for a list and links).
The following documents provide details:
- Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy -- This policy is followed by all registrars including the .ky registrar.
- Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (as amended by ICANN on 30 Oct 09) -- These rules are followed by all dispute-resolution service providers, with supplementation by each provider's supplemental rules.
- List of Approved Dispute-Resolution Service Providers.
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Arbitration and Mediation Center's page for the .ky domain.