Friday, October 2, 2015

The URS procedure now applicable to .TRAVEL, .CAT, and .PRO old TLDs

What is the URS:
"The Uniform Rapid Suspension System is a rights protection mechanism that complements the existing Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) by offering a lower-cost, faster path to relief for rights holders experiencing the most clear-cut cases of infringement (source ICANN)".

According to Domain Mondo:
"On September 28, 2015, the ICANN Board approved renewal of the .TRAVEL, .CAT, and .PRO Registry Agreements with Specification 7, Rights Protection Mechanisms, included, which means the Uniform Rapid Suspension system (“URS”) adopted by ICANN for new gTLDs is now applicable to all three of these "legacy" gTLDs (generic top-level domains).
This issue had caused some controversy as it was applying new gTLDs' policy to legacy gTLDs without going through a Policy Development Process (PDP)".
More on Domain Mondo:

New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program. Buy or Sell Online Without the Fear of Fraud
(New gTLD applicants will require an escrow service provider for round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program)

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