According to Lexology.com, starting on June 11, 2013, the .Lu registry will “freeze” a .lu domain name, preventing it from being transferred, sold or traded to another party for an initial period of 1 year upon receipt of a dispute from a party claiming to have rights to the domain.
Lu is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Luxembourg.
This freezing period must allow the claimant and the holder of the domain name to resolve their dispute.
.Upon formal request, the freezing period can be extended for an additional period of 6 months.
In order to obtain a .lu domain name freezing order, claimants must:
- present a credible case via a specific form that will be made available on www.dns.lu, whereby they have to provide sufficient evidence (documents written or translated in French, German or English) that they have rights pertaining to the contested domain name and/or that their rights have been infringed;
- have instigated “formal measures” vis-à-vis the present domain name holder, whereby a formal notice letter would already be sufficient.
When the dispute is resolved in the favour of the claimant, the latter must submit on its own initiative a formal request to have the domain name transfer completed.
When the contested domain name is cancelled during the freezing period and no dispute resolution has taken place, the domain name becomes available again for any interested party, without the claimant having a preferential registration right.