Locking a Domain Name During a UDRP Proceeding

August 09, 2013, 03:07 PM

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently posted recommendations for locking a domain name subject to a domain name proceeding under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). On August 1, 2013, the GNSO Council unanimously adopted the report and its recommendations, but before the recommendations can be considered by the ICANN Board, the public has an opportunity to comment on the proposed policies. Such recommendations were posted on August 2, 2013, and the public has until August 23, 2013 to provide public comment. More information on the proposed recommendations is available here. Kristan B. Burch is Co-Chair of the firms Intellectual Property Law and Franchising Practice Group. She regularly serves as counsel in intellectual property matters in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.–Kristan B. Burch