About Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)
Through the URS Procedure ICANN offers a lower-cost, faster path to relief for rights holders experiencing clear-cut cases of infringement caused by domain name registrations.
A URS complaint must first be submitted directly to an Approved URS Provider.
The URS proceedings will be conducted pursuant to the approved URS Procedure. If the URS complaint passes the URS Provider's administrative review, the Registry Operator must lock the domain name(s) in dispute within 24 hours of notification by the URS Provider. If a URS proceeding results in a Determination that one or more domain names must be suspended, the Registry Operator must implement the suspension, and take any other actions described in the URS Procedure.
ICANN's role is to ensure that the Registry Operator timely locks, and if applicable suspends, the relevant domain name(s) in accordance with the Determination and the URS Procedure. If the Registry Operator does not lock the domain name, the URS Service Provider may submit a domain lock report via the URS Form.
If the prevailing Complainant in the URS proceeding believes that the Registry Operator is not properly suspending a domain name or not performing any other actions described in the procedure, the Complainant may submit a URS enforcement complaint form to ICANN via the URS Form.
The processes described above do not apply to any ccTLD (such as .us, .de, .uk, etc.).