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Webinar On the GNSO’s Policy Development Process On Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms for International Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations

27 January 2017

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You are invited to an interactive webinar on 7 February 2017 at 14:00 UTC, to discuss the preliminary recommendations just published for public comment by the Working Group for the GNSO Policy Development Process on access by International Governmental Organizations’ (IGO) and International Non-Governmental Organizations’ (INGO) access to domain name dispute resolution processes. The public comment period for the Working Group’s Initial Report (https://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/igo-ingo-crp-access-initial-19jan17-en.pdf) closes on 1 March 2017.

During this webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions following a brief presentation of the Working Group’s preliminary recommendations by the Working Group co-chairs. Attendees will learn about the Working Group’s initial proposals for:

  • Whether to modify the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) or the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) process to address the specific needs of IGOs and INGOs;
  • How an IGO may demonstrate standing to file a complaint under the UDRP or URS in the absence of trademark rights;
  • A Policy Guidance document to clarify the scope of application of the UDRP and URS to IGOs; and
  • Considerations relating to possible claims of jurisdictional immunity by IGOs in appeals from UDRP and URS determinations.


Date – 7 February 2017
Time – 1400 UTC for 60 minutes

How to Join:

Please sign up here or send an email to gnso-secs@icann.org confirming your participation.

The webinar will be conducted in English. A recording and transcript will be posted on the GNSO website following the webinar.