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[bc-gnso] WIPO Proposal for a Registrar Dispute Resolution Procedure

  • To: "'bc - GNSO list'" <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [bc-gnso] WIPO Proposal for a Registrar Dispute Resolution Procedure
  • From: "Michael D. Palage" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 21:52:45 -0400

Hello All:


I was wondering if the BC had any comment on WIPO's comments that calls for
an administrative process whereby trademark owners can bring a claim against
an ICANN accredited registrar?


Unlike the current IRT proposal that appears focused on ICANN accredited
"REGISTRIES" this process seems to proposal an expanse to ICANN accredited


We recommend an analogous dispute resolution procedure for ICANN-accredited

The WIPO proposal for a post-delegation procedure was at first instance
intended for registries within the context of ICANN's New gTLD Program, and
motivated in part by a perception of converging registry, registrar, and
registrant roles in the DNS. That same argument also applies to registrars
in their potential relationship to trademark abuse. A recent illustration is
the observed conduct of one particular registrar, reported in a WIPO Center
letter of April 9, 2009 to ICANN, and the latter's subsequent Notice of


See http://www.icann.org/correspondence/wilbers-to-pritz-18jun09-en.pdf 


Will the BC leadership be reaching out to develop a constituency position on
this recommendation?


Best regards,



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