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UDRP’s Younger Sibling: Rapid Suspension of Cyberquatting Domain Names under the URS

I. Introduction

When the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was formed in 1998, there were three business extensions: .com, .net, and .org, and 2,154,634 registrations (led by .com with 1,879,501).1 The earliest registrations of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) date to 1985: a .net in January and a .com in March.2  Between 1998 and 2013, ICANN delegated several more extensions including .info and .biz. Before 2000, the first effective year of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), rights holders had to litigate claims of unlawful registrations of domain names in national courts invoking trademark theories of liability.  . . . . . . . Continue reading:  UDRP’s Younger Sibling

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