NAF Announces Its Rapid Evaluation Service To Handle .XXX Disputes, Like The UDRP But Faster

In a press release today The National Arbitration Forum (NAF), announced that it has launched two new processes for those wanting to challege a .XXX domain name registration, the Rapid Evaluation Service (“RES”) and the Charter Eligibility Dispute Resolution Policy (“CEDRP”).

“””Like the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”), the RES is designed to protect trademarks from online infringement. The RES provided by the NAF allows performers and entertainers an avenue of relief when real or stage names are misappropriated.

ICM Registry has strict eligibility requirements for owning a .XXX domain name and was established for businesses and persons participating in the adult entertainment industry. ICM Registry began accepting applications for domain names during sunrise periods in early September and will be available for general registration on December 6, 2011.

“When ICM Registry approached us and asked us to provide this service, we knew our technological capabilities and experience in domain name dispute resolution would be a good fit,” said Kristine Dorrain, National Arbitration Forum’s Director of Internet and IP Services. “The result is a streamlined process for the RES, both structurally and technologically. Users are going to like the intuitive features.”

The NAF has been a UDRP provider for twelve years and has handled more than 17,000 domain name disputes. The FORUM consistently develops technological enhancements that make online filing more efficient, including secure portals for panelists and evaluators to access cases and for parties to access case documents, upload documents, and pay fees.

The NAF’s paperless case management system permits complainants and respondents to file submissions, upload evidence, request stays, withdrawals, and extensions, and receive decisions in real time. The RES allows respondents who may have missed its quick deadlines to file a late response, even if the final determination has been made.

The NAF also is handling Charter Eligibility Dispute Resolution Policy (“CEDRP”) cases for ICM Registry for web users who want to challenge the eligibility of a .XXX domain name owner.

ICM’s RES and CEDRP disputes are heard and decided by Evaluators who are lawyers with significant trademark experience. Proceedings take place in English and are entirely document-based. The RES is designed to result in a take down of an infringing domain name in as little as two business days, in appropriate circumstances.””””

Comments

  1. John says

    .xxx is a joke.
    It’s already Dec 6th and still no news when and where we can register domains.
    I called several domain registrant and got a different answer from them regarding the time when
    we can start registering .xxx domains

  2. Michael H. Berkens says

    John

    Go live is at noon EST

    You can go to buy.xxx to see all the registrars that are accredited to do .xxx registrations but many have been taking pre-registrations for a while so expect many to be busy for a while processing all of those.

    Also snapnames was taking pre-registrations until this morning using all of there registrar tags to get domains

  3. 765 says

    NAF now does porn star arbitrations

    Have I read this wrong?

    “Evaluators” == lawyers reviewing porn? This should be enterntaining.

    “When ICM approached us, we thought it would be bad PR, but when they told us the amount of new business we could expect to gain from internet porn, we knew it was a good fit.”

    Beautiful.

  4. says

    It is good that News, those who want to .xxx site.
    NAF has announced 2 great Service. (National Arbitration Forum)

    1. RES= Rapid Evaluation Service
    2.CEDRP=Charter Eligibility Dispute Resolution policy.

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