Public Comment

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Summary of Submission

The current UDRP procedure itself should be maintained as is without any changes. However, the closely-related URS must be discontinued.

Compared to legal courts, the much more simplified processes and lowered costs associated with UDRPs are already more than enough to benefit trademark holders while at the same time preventing excessive RDNH abuse. This is why the URS must be discontinued or at least have the fees increased to match UDRP fees. The excessively low cost of the URS encourages abuse and bullying against domain holders.