Domain names are a vital part of an online business identity. For most websites and online businesses, it is their primary address. Because of that, it’s important to stop others from using confusingly similar domain names that might divert traffic from your website.
HOW ARE DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES DECIDED?
Many domain name disputes are decided by arbitrators, rather than courts, using a procedure known as the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Protocol (UDRP). Domain names disputes are typically heard by either the World Intellectual Property Organization or by the National Arbitration Forum.
It is possible to bring a federal lawsuit under the Anticyberquatting Consumer Protection Act which does offer the possibility of statutory damages as well as the transfer of domain names, but typically the cost of litigation and chances of actually recovering damages from cybersquatters makes litigation much less effective in many cases.
ARE ALL DOMAINS SUBJECT TO UDRP?
Many country code domain names do not resolve disputes through the UDRP process though they may have procedures that are similar.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Call 612-284-7325 or email to find out more about protecting your domain name.