About Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP)
Through the PICDRP, ICANN allows for the submission of an initial report claiming that a Registry may not be complying with one or more of its Public Interest Commitments (PICs) per Specification 11 of its Registry Agreement with ICANN.
ICANN will conduct an initial review of the complaint to ensure that it is complete, has a claim of non‐compliance with at least one PIC, and the reporter is in good standing.
If the report passes the initial review, the complaint will be sent to the Registry Operator. If the reporter does not believe the Registry Operator has resolved the complaint within 30 days, ICANN may forward the complaint to a panel of experts to determine whether there is non-compliance.
The decision to invoke a standing panel is determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary depending on the complexity of the alleged violation(s), potential impact on community, size of the Registry Operator, which PIC(s) are allegedly violated, how the allegations relate to ICANN's mission to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet's unique identifier systems, and other factors that may be raised by the PIC report or Registry Operator's responses, as applicable.
The PICDRP does not apply to any ccTLD (such as .us, .de, or .uk).
To file an initial report, please submit a PICDRP Form.