Recent Case Notes & Commentary

Disputes Under New TLDs

The new range of domain names available under the new TLDs is now very extensive and has become part of the domain name landscape.


With their expansion, it is very clear that ICANN’s decision to provide a broad range of dispute resolution mechanisms was very wise.


Disputes now regularly arise that concern domain names issued under the new TLDs; the mechanism for resolving them is the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ( UDRP). I was reminded of this the other day when I arbitrated a particular dispute where the domain name at issue was <capitalbanking.click>. The Complainant was the Capital Bank Corporation and the Respondent had registered the domain name under .click (dot click).


The decision is Capital Bank Corporation v. IonRocket,  FA1708001744726 (13 September 2017).