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ICANN Acronyms and Terms

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  • Formal Resolution Process

    A process that ICANN Contractual Compliance uses to enforce contractual obligations when a contracted party fails to collaborate effectively during the Informal Resolution Process or remains noncompliant after attempts at informal resolution.

    Enforcement notices are published on the ICANN website.