Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Evaluation of ICANN's Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy

Author(s): Khatam Abdul Hassan

The subject of (ICANN's), The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy is of great importance, because (ICANN) has made extensive and important efforts in resolving web address disputes, via the means of the Uniform Policy for settling such disputes, in which, it relied on a set of principles and rules to resolve such disputes, to organize the network. Through which, bypassing the problem of regional laws, and specifying the roles, and this Policy was characterized by its specificity in dealing with certain types of disputes, in addition to its special nature that cannot be described as arbitration or mediation. Although, the problem revolves around that when the Policy was put into practice, and its principles and rules where initially implemented, many observations appeared in its work due to the lack of some of its texts, so it was necessary to address the deviation of the Policy via a comprehensive review of all its texts, in a way that guarantees neutrality, and eliminates faulty application, which requires appropriate adjustments that would guarantee its ultimate results.

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