Within the new gTLD program, ICANN had to assign centres to manage disputes.
Hence it concerns also post delegation dispute such as Registration Restriction Dispute Resolution Procedure (RRDRP) and the Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure (Trademark PDDRP).
- RRDRP covers dispute resolution between on the one hand institutions and private individuals and on the other hand a community-based new gTLD Registry Operator in order to solve possible deviation problems of the latter about registration restrictions.
- Trademark PDDRP has aimed to handle Registry Operator’s bad manners as regards trademark’s rights violations for top-level and second-level domain names.
After a proposal request on last April 30th, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by ICANN with new providers for these services. Among them the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) for Trademark PDDRP and the NAF will be in charge to manage RRDRP.
The process of rights protection as part of new gTLD release becomes clearer. These new nominations are a very good example of it.