New! GDPR has arrived!

Over the last several months there have been many moving targets with respect to the GDPR and its implications. ICANN passed a Temporary Specification which will allow Forum to accept complaints for both URS and UDRP cases even if the Complainant does not have the contact information for the Respondent. You can find the full text of the ICANN resolution and a link to the full Temporary Specification here:

Domain Name Disputes

Forum has been administering administrative hearings, similar to arbitrations, in domain name cases since 1999.  While most domain name disputes are trademark disputes that are resolved under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), there many similar policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for generic top-level domains (gTLDs).  In addition, many gTLD registries have adopted specific practices and requirements that may be enforced using Forum dispute resolution services. 

The ways in which country-code top level domains (ccTLDs) handle trademark disputes vary from country to country.  Forum handles disputes for any ccTLD that has adopted the UDRP and several policies for countries that have adopted other similar policies.  

Forum has also partnered with the OP3FT to provide dispute resolution for Frogans addresses. The dispute policy (UDRP-F) is based on the UDRP, so parties should find it approachable and familiar.

Forum domain name dispute administration is affordable.  Our customer service is exceptional and our time-to-decision ranges between 30 to 40 days for most UDRP cases.   Finally, Forum’s international, multilingual panelists issue decisions that are consistent and predictable.  Our cases are processed entirely electronically and parties are encouraged to utilize Forum’s online filing and case management systems for faster, more efficient case processing. 


Most cases use Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Rules and Filing

The Uniform Rapid Suspension System applies to new gTLDs

Rules and Filing
Other Policies

We administer many other dispute policies