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Uniform Rapid Suspension: an assessment one year on

By Susan Payne

As the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) celebrates its first birthday, an analysis of the 100-plus cases decided so far reveals some interesting trends, as well as some pointers for where the URS is best suited and where other routes might produce a better result.

The Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) was developed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as part of its new generic top-level domain (gTLD) programme. The URS, which is now a year old, was designed as a rapid dispute resolution procedure and alternative to the longstanding Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) for clear cases of domain name abuse. The...

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