Jurisdiction - China
Asia Pacific – New Dispute Resolution Service Of ADNDRC For ICANN New gTLDs.

23 May, 2013
Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) announced that it has been appointed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as a Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) provider for new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs).
By initiating URS proceedings, trademark owners may quickly and cost-effectively take down websites infringing on their Intellectual Property (IP) rights by suspending the resolution of the domain names. Trademark owners may freeze the domain name within 48 hours after filing of the complaint and receive a determination within 3 business days after submission of the response or the lapse of the time for response. URS is designed for clear-cut cases not involving genuine contestable issue as to whether a domain name registration and use of a trademark are in bad faith, and the cost of URS proceeding is expected at about one third of the cost of Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). 
“The new appointment from ICANN, which makes ADNDRC only the second URS service provider in the world, not only a significant milestone for ADNDRC, but is also a due recognition of the important role that ADNDRC has been playing in international domain name and IP dispute resolution since its inception in 2001”, said Mr Edward Rubin, a Council Member of ADNDRC. “With the support of its four offices located in major cities in Asia, ADNDRC will continue to serve the region as a leading online platform for resolving these kinds of disputes.”
ADNDRC with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul, is currently providing two categories of domain name dispute resolution services, one under the ICANN UDRP and the other under the Registrar Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy (TDRP). With this new appointment, ADNDRC will be able to provide a wider range of domain name dispute resolution services to the community at large.
ICANN is the body which coordinates the Internet Domain Name System (DNS), Internet Protocol addresses, space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, gTLD and country-code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) system management, and root server system management functions.



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