Public Comment

Public Comment is a vital part of our multistakeholder model. It provides a mechanism for stakeholders to have their opinions and recommendations formally and publicly documented. It is an opportunity for the ICANN community to effect change and improve policies and operations.

Name: Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG)
Date:15 Apr 2022
Other Comments

The Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) thanks ICANN Staff for their diligent work drafting the UDRP Status Report and appreciates this opportunity to comment. The RySG appreciates efforts to ensure existing mechanisms are fulfilling their intended purposes. 

The UDRP has functioned as an invaluable tool for handling cybersquatting disputes between trademark owners and domain registrants for over 20 years. The UDRP allows rights’ holders and registrants to resolve their dispute through a streamlined administrative procedure without engaging in expensive and time-consuming litigation. Crucially, the UDRP has served to keep registries, registrars and ICANN from being brought into such disputes. 

The RySG supports the UDRP as a valuable tool for the community and has no further input for the UDRP Status Report. 

Summary of Submission

The Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) supports the UDRP as a valuable tool for the community and has no further input for the UDRP Status Report.