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Litigation Documents

This page collects documents from lawsuits and similar legal proceedings related to ICANN. They are arranged by initial filing date in descending order.

Ben Haim v. Islamic Republic of Iran; Calderon-Cardona v. Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran; Stern v. Islamic Republic of Iran; Weinstein v. Islamic Republic of Iran; Wyatt v. Syrian Arab Republic
(in United States District Court for the District of Columbia)

Image Online Design, Inc. v ICANN
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Central District of California)

Name.Space, Inc. v ICANN
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Central District of California)

Schreiber v. Dunabin, et al.
(lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit)

Corporate Concepts v. ICANN
(lawsuit in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco)

Netsphere, Inc, et al v. Baron and Ondova Limited Company
(lawsuit in the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas)

Manwin Licensing International v. ICM Registry, et al
(lawsuit in the United States District Court, Central District of California)

Arbitration: Employ Media v. ICANN
(arbitration before the ICC International Court of Arbitration)

Zuccarini v. Network Solutions, LLC, et al
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida)

Subramaniam v. ICANN, et al
(lawsuit in the Circuit Court for County of Washington, Oregon)

Yeager v. Go Daddy Group, Inc., et al
(lawsuit in Common Pleas Court for Franklin County, Ohio)

Moore et al. v. ICANN et al.
(lawsuit in United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama)

ICANN v. RegisterFly
(lawsuit in United States District Court, Central District of California)

Martinez v. RegisterFly et al.
(lawsuit in the United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina)

C. ITOH v. ICANN
(lawsuit in Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles)

WADND v. ICANN
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Northern District of California)

CFIT, Inc v. ICANN
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Northern District of California)

Registersite.com v. ICANN
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Central District of California)

Verisign, Inc. v. ICANN
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Central District of California)

SnapNames.com v. ICANN
(lawsuit in Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles)

Syncalot, Inc. v. ICANN
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Northern District of California)

McNeil v. ICANN
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Northern District of California)

Pool.com v. ICANN
(lawsuit in Superior Court of Justice, Ontario, Canada)

Dotster v. ICANN
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Central District of California)

Auerbach v. ICANN
(lawsuit in Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles, California)

Bord v. Banco de Chile
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia)

Smiley v. ICANN
(lawsuit in Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles, California)

Economic Solutions, Inc. v. ICANN
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri)

Register.com v. Verio
(lawsuit in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, de-accreditation request, and other proceedings)

Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."