Domains Section

UDRP - Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Resolution of disputes regarding the registration of internet domain names

ICANN (Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers) provides the UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy) process, which allows a person or organisation to have a domain name reassigned if they believe it has been registered in violation of international copyright law or simply infringes their rights.

If, for example, Mr Marco Nappi found out that someone had registered the domain, he might think he was entitled to have the domain assigned to him, or he might think he was harmed by the type of content displayed: in both cases, Mr Nappi could file a UDRP with ICANN.

Another case could be that of an organisation or company that believes its domain name has been stolen: it is possible to request reassignment of the domain name, using the UDRP procedure.

All the information on how to open a UDRP with ICANN can be found at this address:

To carry out this procedure, it is advisable to seek the advice of an expert in international law and with full command of the English language. Hosting Solutions does not offer any consulting services in this regard.