Domain Name Protection Through Arbitration

Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution mechanism ("ADRM") used to solve domain name and any other legal disputes. Even though arbitration has been an established ADRM, the Internet has intensified its use due to the physical location of the parties and the high costs of litigation in foreign forums. In domain name disputes, arbitration determines who has the rights to a Domain Name through rules promulgated by ICANN for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution also referred to as UDRP. ICANN currently has four approved providers for dispute name resolutions. This article provides information on the issue of arbitration as alternative to domain name disputes.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Why using an arbitration proceeding as an alternative to filing a lawsuit?
Where do I file a claim to seek a domain name arbitration?
What should I do initially to protect my business name after I see it elsewhere on the Internet?
What criteria are used to decide a case in arbitration?
If I initiate an action and win my dispute, how long will it take to be able to use the domain name in question?

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