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The information below is based on currently available information which might be subject to change. Parties are advised to consult with the Registry.

Purpose: Open gTLD for registration of personal names or names of ficticious characters on the second level or on the second and third level.
Registry: Global Name Registry, LTD
Status:

.name Registry Agreement with ICANN signed August 15, 2007

Assignment and Assumption Agreement between Global Name Registry, LTD and VeriSign Information Services, Inc. signed February 28, 2009

WhoIs: WhoIs for .name
Registration Restrictions:

See Appendix L of the .name Accreditation Agreement for details

Defensive Registrations

Name Watch Service for trademark owners

Historical Policies and Documents:  
Dispute Resolution Policies:

Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy (ERDRP)

Disputes involving Personal Name Registrations
  • Subject to ERDRP and UDRP
  • For disputes concerning compliance with registration restrictions
  • Remedy: Transfer if complainant meets registration restrictions, otherwise opportunity to register a defensive registration
  • See Appendix M of the .name Accreditation Agreement for details

Disputes involving Phase I Defensive Registrations

  • Subject to ERDRP only
  • For disputes concerning compliance with registration restrictions regarding phase I defensive registrations
  • Remedies: (i) Cancellation of defensive registration; (ii) review of any other defensive registrations held by the respondent for compliance with registration restrictions; (iii) registration of personal name of complainant if complainant meets eligibility requirements; (iv) fee-refund for complainant
  • See Appendix M of the .name Accreditation Agreement for details

Disputes involving Phase II Defensive Registrations

  • Subject to ERDRP only
  • For disputes concerning compliance of the personal name application with registration restrictions
  • Remedies: (i) Registration of personal name of complainant if complainant meets registration restrictions; (ii) cancellation of defensive registration after third successful proceeding; (iii) fee refund for complainant
  • See Appendix M of the .name Accreditation Agreement for details

Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

All registrants agree to be bound by the UDRP. The UDRP applies to challenges to registered domain names based on the grounds that:

(i) a domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark in which the complainant has rights; and
(ii) the registrant has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name; and
(iii) the domain name has been registered and used in bad faith.

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