All registrars in the .com, .net, and .org top-level
domains follow the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (often
referred to as the "UDRP"). Under the policy, most types of
trademark-based domain-name disputes must be resolved by agreement,
court action, or arbitration before a registrar will cancel, suspend, or
transfer a domain name. Disputes alleged to arise from abusive
registrations of domain names (for example, cybersquatting) may be
addressed by expedited administrative proceedings that the holder of
trademark rights initiates by filing a complaint with an approved
dispute-resolution service provider.
To invoke the policy, a trademark owner should
either (a) file a complaint in a court of proper jurisdiction against
the domain-name holder (or where appropriate an in-rem action concerning
the domain name) or (b) in cases of abusive registration submit a
complaint to an approved dispute-resolution service provider (see below
for a list and links).