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Internet Governance Glossary


4.5 Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy UDRP

Policy to provide a “fast track” resolution process for disputes in Internet cases concerning top-level domain (TDL) names developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and implemented by ICANN as the primary dispute resolution procedure.


So far, UDRP provides mechanisms that have significantly reduced cybersquatting. With the introduction of Internationalised Domain Names (IDN), new challenges are expected to occur.