The Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) is an international process for the resolution of domain name disputes which addresses the problems of cybersquatting and domain name disputes.

  • The UDRP allows a person allows for the legitimate owner of a domain name to apply for a domain name that has been registered in ‘bad faith’ to be transferred or cancelled.
  • If you discover that someone else has a domain name which features your company name, it is often cheaper and quicker to use the UDRP than to litigate when these disputes arise. However, the main limitation of using the UDRP is that you will not be able to claim damages or legal costs as you might with litigation.

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