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CASDNS
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 USA
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Computer Analytical Systems, Inc.

CAS-Com Internet Services .

As of December 1, 1999, CORE has introduced  the Uniform Dispute  Resolution Policy (UDRP)specified by the  Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) . This  policy replaces the initial  CORE Dispute Resolution Policy, based on the provisions for a change in  policy contained in that document. The ICANN UDRP,  along with the Rules  for Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy is compulsory for all  ICANN-accredited registrars.

Information on the Dispute Policy

    The Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy is now in  operation. Under the policy, most types of trademark-based  domain-name disputes must be resolved by agreement, court action, or  arbitration before a registrar will cancel, suspend, or transfer a  domain name. Disputes alleged to arise from abusive registrations of  domain names (for example, cybersquatting) may be addressed by expedited  administrative proceedings that the holder of trademark rights initiates  by filing a complaint with an approved dispute-resolution service  provider. 

    Further information, documents and details may  be found at http://www.icann.org/udrp/udrp.htm  

 


 

Uniform Domain Name Dispute  Resolution Policy

(As Approved by ICANN on October 24, 1999)

1. Purpose. This Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the  "Policy") has been adopted by the Internet Corporation for  Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), is incorporated by  reference into your Registration Agreement, and sets forth the terms and  conditions in connection with a dispute between you and any party other  than us (the registrar) over the registration and use of an Internet  domain name registered by you. Proceedings under Paragraph 4  of this Policy will be conducted according to the Rules for Uniform Domain  Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Rules of Procedure"), which  are available at www.icann.org/udrp/udrp-rules-24oct99.htm,  and the selected administrative-dispute-resolution service provider's  supplemental rules.

2. Your Representations. By applying to register a domain name, or by asking us to maintain or  renew a domain name registration, you hereby represent and warrant to us  that (a) the statements that you made in your Registration Agreement are  complete and accurate; (b) to your knowledge, the registration of the  domain name will not infringe upon or otherwise violate the rights of any  third party; (c) you are not registering the domain name for an unlawful  purpose; and (d) you will not knowingly use the domain name in violation  of any applicable laws or regulations. It is your responsibility to  determine whether your domain name registration infringes or violates  someone else's rights.

3. Cancellations, Transfers,  and Changes . We will cancel, transfer or  otherwise make changes to domain name registrations under the following  circumstances:

    a. subject to the provisions of Paragraph  8 , our receipt of written or appropriate electronic instructions  from you or your authorized agent to take such action;

    b. our receipt of an order from a  court or arbitral tribunal, in each case of competent jurisdiction,  requiring such action; and/or

    c. our receipt of a decision of  an Administrative Panel requiring such action in any administrative  proceeding to which you were a party and which was conducted under this  Policy or a later version of this Policy adopted by ICANN. (See Paragraph  4(i) and (k) below.)

We may also cancel, transfer or  otherwise make changes to a domain name registration in accordance with  the terms of your Registration Agreement or other legal requirements.

4. Mandatory Administrative  Proceeding.

This Paragraph sets forth the type of disputes for  which you are required to submit to a mandatory administrative proceeding.  These proceedings will be conducted before one of the  administrative-dispute-resolution service providers listed at www.icann.org/udrp/approved-providers.htm  (each, a "Provider").

    a. Applicable Disputes. You are required to submit to a mandatory administrative proceeding in  the event that a third party (a "complainant") asserts to the  applicable Provider, in compliance with the Rules of Procedure, that

      (i) your domain name is  identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in  which the complainant has rights; and

      (ii) you have no rights or  legitimate interests in respect of the domain name; and

      (iii) your domain name has  been registered and is being used in bad faith.

    In the administrative  proceeding, the complainant must prove that each of these three elements  are present.

    b. Evidence of Registration  and Use in Bad Faith. For the purposes of Paragraph  4(a)(iii), the following circumstances, in particular but without  limitation, if found by the Panel to be present, shall be evidence of  the registration and use of a domain name in bad faith:

      (i) circumstances indicating  that you have registered or you have acquired the domain name  primarily for the purpose of selling, renting, or otherwise  transferring the domain name registration to the complainant who is  the owner of the trademark or service mark or to a competitor of that  complainant, for valuable consideration in excess of your documented  out-of-pocket costs directly related to the domain name; or

      (ii) you have registered the  domain name in order to prevent the owner of the trademark or service  mark from reflecting the mark in a corresponding domain name, provided  that you have engaged in a pattern of such conduct; or

      (iii) you have registered  the domain name primarily for the purpose of disrupting the business  of a competitor; or

      (iv) by using the domain  name, you have intentionally attempted to attract, for commercial  gain, Internet users to your web site or other on-line location, by  creating a likelihood of confusion with the complainant's mark as to  the source, sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of your web site  or location or of a product or service on your web site or location.

    c. How to Demonstrate Your  Rights to and Legitimate Interests in the Domain Name in Responding to a  Complaint. When you receive a complaint,  you should refer to Paragraph  5 of the Rules of Procedure in determining how your response should  be prepared. Any of the following circumstances, in particular but  without limitation, if found by the Panel to be proved based on its  evaluation of all evidence presented, shall demonstrate your rights or  legitimate interests to the domain name for purposes of Paragraph  4(a)(ii):

      (i) before any notice to you  of the dispute, your use of, or demonstrable preparations to use, the  domain name or a name corresponding to the domain name in connection  with a bona fide offering of goods or services; or

      (ii) you (as an individual,  business, or other organization) have been commonly known by the  domain name, even if you have acquired no trademark or service mark  rights; or

      (iii) you are making a  legitimate noncommercial or fair use of the domain name, without  intent for commercial gain to misleadingly divert consumers or to  tarnish the trademark or service mark at issue.

    d. Selection of Provider. The complainant shall select the Provider from among those approved by  ICANN by submitting the complaint to that Provider. The selected  Provider will administer the proceeding, except in cases of  consolidation as described in Paragraph 4(f).

    e. Initiation of Proceeding  and Process and Appointment of Administrative Panel. The Rules of Procedure state the process for initiating and conducting a  proceeding and for appointing the panel that will decide the dispute  (the "Administrative Panel").

    f. Consolidation. In the event of multiple disputes between you and a complainant, either  you or the complainant may petition to consolidate the disputes before a  single Administrative Panel. This petition shall be made to the first  Administrative Panel appointed to hear a pending dispute between the  parties. This Administrative Panel may consolidate before it any or all  such disputes in its sole discretion, provided that the disputes being  consolidated are governed by this Policy or a later version of this  Policy adopted by ICANN.

    g. Fees. All fees charged by a Provider in connection with any dispute before an  Administrative Panel pursuant to this Policy shall be paid by the  complainant, except in cases where you elect to expand the  Administrative Panel from one to three panelists as provided in Paragraph  5(b)(iv) of the Rules of Procedure, in which case all fees will be  split evenly by you and the complainant.

    h. Our Involvement in  Administrative Proceedings. We do not, and  will not, participate in the administration or conduct of any proceeding  before an Administrative Panel. In addition, we will not be liable as a  result of any decisions rendered by the Administrative Panel.

    i. Remedies. The remedies available to a complainant pursuant to any proceeding  before an Administrative Panel shall be limited to requiring the  cancellation of your domain name or the transfer of your domain name  registration to the complainant.

    j. Notification and  Publication. The Provider shall notify us  of any decision made by an Administrative Panel with respect to a domain  name you have registered with us. All decisions under this Policy will  be published in full over the Internet, except when an Administrative  Panel determines in an exceptional case to redact portions of its  decision.

    k. Availability of Court  Proceedings. The mandatory administrative  proceeding requirements set forth in Paragraph 4 shall  not prevent either you or the complainant from submitting the dispute to  a court of competent jurisdiction for independent resolution before such  mandatory administrative proceeding is commenced or after such  proceeding is concluded. If an Administrative Panel decides that your  domain name registration should be canceled or transferred, we will wait  ten (10) business days (as observed in the location of our principal  office) after we are informed by the applicable Provider of the  Administrative Panel's decision before implementing that decision. We  will then implement the decision unless we have received from you during  that ten (10) business day period official documentation (such as a copy  of a complaint, file-stamped by the clerk of the court) that you have  commenced a lawsuit against the complainant in a jurisdiction to which  the complainant has submitted under Paragraph  3(b)(xiii) of the Rules of Procedure. (In general, that jurisdiction  is either the location of our principal office or of your address as  shown in our Whois database. See Paragraphs  1 and 3(b)(xiii)   of the Rules of Procedure for details.) If we receive such documentation  within the ten (10) business day period, we will not implement the  Administrative Panel's decision, and we will take no further action,  until we receive (i) evidence satisfactory to us of a resolution between  the parties; (ii) evidence satisfactory to us that your lawsuit has been  dismissed or withdrawn; or (iii) a copy of an order from such court  dismissing your lawsuit or ordering that you do not have the right to  continue to use your domain name.

5. All Other Disputes and  Litigation. All other disputes between  you and any party other than us regarding your domain name registration  that are not brought pursuant to the mandatory administrative proceeding  provisions of Paragraph 4 shall be resolved between you  and such other party through any court, arbitration or other proceeding  that may be available.

6. Our Involvement in Disputes. We will not participate in any way in any dispute between you and any  party other than us regarding the registration and use of your domain  name. You shall not name us as a party or otherwise include us in any such  proceeding. In the event that we are named as a party in any such  proceeding, we reserve the right to raise any and all defenses deemed  appropriate, and to take any other action necessary to defend ourselves.

7. Maintaining the Status Quo. We will not cancel, transfer, activate, deactivate, or otherwise change  the status of any domain name registration under this Policy except as  provided in Paragraph 3 above.

8. Transfers During a Dispute.

    a. Transfers of a Domain Name  to a New Holder. You may not transfer your  domain name registration to another holder (i) during a pending  administrative proceeding brought pursuant to Paragraph 4  or for a period of fifteen (15) business days (as observed in the  location of our principal place of business) after such proceeding is  concluded; or (ii) during a pending court proceeding or arbitration  commenced regarding your domain name unless the party to whom the domain  name registration is being transferred agrees, in writing, to be bound  by the decision of the court or arbitrator. We reserve the right to  cancel any transfer of a domain name registration to another holder that  is made in violation of this subparagraph.

    b. Changing Registrars. You may not transfer your domain name registration to another registrar  during a pending administrative proceeding brought pursuant to Paragraph  4 or for a period of fifteen (15) business days (as observed in the  location of our principal place of business) after such proceeding is  concluded. You may transfer administration of your domain name  registration to another registrar during a pending court action or  arbitration, provided that the domain name you have registered with us  shall continue to be subject to the proceedings commenced against you in  accordance with the terms of this Policy. In the event that you transfer  a domain name registration to us during the pendency of a court action  or arbitration, such dispute shall remain subject to the domain name  dispute policy of the registrar from which the domain name registration  was transferred.

9. Policy Modifications. We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time with the permission  of ICANN. We will post our revised Policy at <URL> at least thirty  (30) calendar days before it becomes effective. Unless this Policy has  already been invoked by the submission of a complaint to a Provider, in  which event the version of the Policy in effect at the time it was invoked  will apply to you until the dispute is over, all such changes will be  binding upon you with respect to any domain name registration dispute,  whether the dispute arose before, on or after the effective date of our  change. In the event that you object to a change in this Policy, your sole  remedy is to cancel your domain name registration with us, provided that  you will not be entitled to a refund of any fees you paid to us. The  revised Policy will apply to you until you cancel your domain name  registration.

 


 

Internet Council of Registrars

    CORE. The Internet Council of Registrars ("CORE") is a licensed  registrar second-level Internet domain names in the top level COM, ORG and NET domains.  CORE registers these second-level domain names on a "first come, first served"  basis. By registering a domain name, CORE does not determine the legality of the domain  name registration, or otherwise evaluate whether that registration or use may infringe  upon the rights of a third party.

CASDNS is an  affiliate of
Computer  Analytical Systems, Inc.  / CAS-Com Internet Services, Inc.

 

    

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