The first years of Brazil’s SACI-Adm

By Fernanda Beser

SACI-Adm, the administrative proceeding for the resolution of conflicts involving ‘.br’ domain names, has seen increasing levels of use since its launch in 2010, suggesting that it can provide swift and efficient solutions to IP infringements.

In October 2010 the Brazilian domain name registry Nic.br – which is responsible for the registration and administration of domain names in the country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) ‘.br’ – launched the long-awaited SACI-Adm, an administrative proceeding inspired by the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) for the resolution of conflicts involving ‘.br’ domain names. Previously, the only measure available for recovering domain names in Brazil was litigation, which is often expensive and time consuming.

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