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Fifth URDP provider goes live

Kevin Murphy, February 25, 2014, 08:48:39 (UTC), Domain Services

The Arab Center for Dispute Resolution has gone live as the fifth approved provider of UDRP dispute resolution services.

The Jordan-based outfit, which says it has offices in “all Arab countries”, says it “is uniquely positioned to address domain name issues pertinent to the region, while maintaining an international, multicultural disposition to case settlement.”

ACDR was approved by ICANN to administer UDRP cases last May, over the objections of the Internet Commerce Association and others, which want UDRP providers bound to ICANN contracts.

The organization does not appear to be competing hard on price. A single-domain case will set trademark owners back a minimum of $1,500 ($1,000 to the panel, $500 to ACDR), which is the same as market leader WIPO.

It’s actually a little more expensive than WIPO — a five-domain case will cost $1,700 compared to WIPO’s $1,500.

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Comments (1)

  1. Philip Corwin says:

    To their credit, ACDR is on the record that they have no problem being bound by a standard and enforceable agreement with ICANN if one is developed.

    The problem lies with ICANN, not with this new UDRP provider.

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