Dispute resolution for .nu

Occasionally, disputes arise about who is entitled to register a domain name. For such disputes, the .nu domain name employs the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy – UDRP, which is a policy prepared by ICANN for handling domain-name disputes.

Download the IIS UDRP policy for .nu domains here.

UDRP was used for handling .nu domain-name disputes prior to IIS taking over the administration and operation of the .nu top domain. IIS has elected to continue using UDRP since it comprises an established model for dispute resolution and to avoid any major changes in conjunction with taking over the .nu top domain.

The dispute resolution process under UDRP

If you believe that someone else has registered a domain name to which you are entitled, you have the right to appeal the allocation of this domain name by turning to one of the organizations approved by ICANN for processing cases under UDRP.

The processing of dispute-resolution cases under UDRP is conducted by an ICANN-approved dispute-resolution organization and by the domain name holder’s registrar. IIS is not involved in the administration or processing of such cases. You can always contact your registrar if you have any questions.

Prior to initiating a dispute-resolution process, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the actual process. The following information is not all-encompassing but does provide advice and recommendations.

Submit an application

The first action is to decide what dispute-resolution organization to use to process your case – read more at List of Approved Dispute-Resolution Service Providers.

You will find more information about the processing of a case and its cost on the website of the dispute-resolution organization that you select.

As a general rule, an application for dispute resolution under UDRP is submitted in accordance with the procedural rules prepared by ICANN, read more here.

Under article 3 of these procedural rules, you will find more information regarding the formulation of your application. Note that the dispute-resolution organization that you have selected may have particular rules for processing cases and that you will need to familiarize yourself with these rules. You will find more information on the website of the dispute-resolution organization that you select. You can also contact your registrar for more information

Costs for dispute resolution under UDRP

Each dispute-resolution organization applies different pricing practices. Read more about the costs for your case on the website of the dispute-resolution organization that you select. Read more here: List of Approved Dispute-Resolution Service Providers.

If your domain is the subject of a dispute

An application for dispute resolution under UDRP is submitted in accordance with the procedural rules prepared by ICANN, read more at here. At present, these are only available in English, though a Swedish translation will be available shortly.

Under item 5 of these procedural rules, you will find more information regarding the formulation of your answers. Note that the dispute-resolution organization that you have selected may have particular rules for processing cases and that you will need to familiarize yourself with these rules. You will find more information on the website of the dispute-resolution organization that you select. You can also contact your registrar for more information.

Publication of decisions

IIS will neither monitor nor publish dispute-resolution decisions pertaining to .nu domains. Please refer to the respective dispute-resolution organization’s website for more information regarding the publication of settled cases.

Updates to IIS UDRP for .nu

No updates since 2013-09-02.