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An administrative procedure established to settle disputes over Internet domain names. The Administrative Domain Name Challenge Panel (ACP) is in charge of these proceedings. ACP acts under the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) pursuant to the WIPO guidelines. One of the difficult problems in relation to domain names is the unauthorized registration or 'warehousing' of second-level domain names which correspond to existing intellectual property rights, for the purpose of trading off those rights or of selling those domain names to the owner of the intellectual property right. Litigation in national or regional courts does not provide a comprehensive solution to these problems because of the world-wide character of the use of domain names. Further, it would be inappropriate for Registrars to resolve, or to administer procedures for the resolution of, domain name disputes. Consequently, the ethics of the Internet and the stability of the domain name system require a procedure in which an intellectual property holder may challenge a second-level domain name itself in a convenient international administrative forum, to determine if that domain name violates the basic policy of the COREgTLD spaces (Generic Top-Level Domain Name Space of the Internet Domain Name System ('gTLD). The jurisdiction of an ...

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