Public Interest Commitments (PIC) Dispute Resolution Procedure Introduced

A Public Interest Commitments (PIC) dispute resolution procedure has been introduced by ICANN.

A third Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure (PDDRP) – along with the already approved Trademark PDDRP and Registration Restriction Dispute Resolution Procedure (RRDRP) – has been drafted to address the Public Interest Commitment specification.

The Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP) was drafted to track the RRDRP. Like the RRDRP, an Expert Panel will determine whether a Registry Operator is in violation of the PIC(s) at issue in the proceeding and recommend remedies to ICANN.

Prior to filing a formal PICDRP proceeding, parties will be required to engage in a mandatory online complaint system (in development) similar to the current Whois Data Problem Report System.

PICDRP Expert Panels will be encouraged to reach out to the Registry Operator if any confusion arises as to meaning or scope of one or more PICs at issue in the proceeding.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.

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