Update on New Recommendations for Locking a Domain Name During a UDRP Proceeding

September 27, 2013, 03:01 PM

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) posted recommendations for locking a domain name subject to a domain name proceeding under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and asked for public comment on such recommendations by August 23, 2013. On September 4, 2013, a Report of Public Comment was posted by ICANN. The Report reflects that only one comment was made, and even though the comment was made after the deadline on September 1, 2013, it was not deemed necessary to reopen the comment period as the one comment was in favor of the new recommendations. The Report of Public Comment is available in PDF 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