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• What can you do if you think a .cat domain name has been registered not honoring the domain's registration policies. Is there a .cat domain name abusing your trade mark rights ? Do you think that its use is somehow affecting your interests ?
• As any other generic domain, .cat honors the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) aproved by ICANN. When you register a .cat domain name, whatever registrar you use, you must accept this policy (also included in the registration contract).
This conflict resolution policy is applied when the owner of a trade mark believes that:
(a) the .cat domain is equal or too similar to its trade mark.
(b) the holder of the domain does not have any right or legitimate interrest, and
(c) the .cat domain has been registerd but is not being properly used.
You can find moe information on the UDRP here and its full text here.
• Conflict resolution policy on .cat eligibility requirements (ERDRP: .cat Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy) is specific to Fundaciķ puntCAT but it does follow ICANN's directives.
This policy is available to whoever thinks that a .cat domain name (or a defensive registration) has been registered improperly and not honoring the .cat eligibility requirements and may want to ask for its cancellation. ERDRP text is here.
This policy does not pretend, by any means, to substitute any UDRP, nor the decisions of any judge or court. It only complements them, offering a way to cancel (and if required, transfer) registrations made not complying the .cat requirements.
• .cat domain name holders are not oblied to participate in this process (except for Sunrise specific issues) as they are not either oblied to comply to its result. As any other mediation process, this is a tool to reach good will agreements by means of experimented professionals. It is aplied in cases where 3rd parties want to argue the registration or use of a .cat domain name. This is the text of the mediation policy.
Š 2005 Fundaciķ puntCAT