This Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policy (the “SDRP”) established by CORE Association (the “Registry Operator”) is incorporated by reference into the .сайт Registration Agreement. A SDRP complaint may be filed against a .сайт domain name allocated or declined during the .сайт TLD sunrise period (the “Sunrise Period“).
This SDRP describes the process and standards that will be applied to resolve challenges alleging that a domain name has been allocated or declined to be allocated in the .сайт TLD (the “TLD“) in violation of the Registry Operator’s Sunrise Eligibility Requirements. This SDRP will not be applied to Registry-reserved names in the TLD nor to domain names registered following a Limited Registration Period which is part of the Registry Operator’s Launch program.
A .сайт domain name allocated or denied allocation in the TLD during the Sunrise Period will be subject to this SDRP upon submission of a complaint alleging that the allocation or allocation denial was improper under one or more of the following criteria.
a. Improper Sunrise Allocation
A complaint under this section shall be required to show by reasonable evidence that a .сайт domain name allocated in the TLD does not comply with the Registry’s Sunrise Eligibility Requirements. Specifically, the complaint must prove one or more of the following elements:
b. Improper Denial of Sunrise Allocation
c. SDRP Effective Dates
Any claim brought under this SDRP for .сайт domain names shall be brought no later than forty-five (45) calendar days after end of the Sunrise Period.
Panelist will review the Registry’s Sunrise Eligibility Requirements, which are required to be submitted with the complaint, as applicable, in making its decision.
Harmless error. A Respondent may produce evidence to show that, although the Sunrise allocation was granted based on submission of the wrong documents, or documents containing an error, the true and correct evidence existed at the time the Sunrise allocation was applied for and, thus, the allocation would have been granted.
The remedies available to a complainant for a claim brought under this SDRP shall be limited to:
a. Improper Sunrise Allocation
If a complaint is filed under Section 2(a) of this SDRP, any ongoing auction process will be suspended until the dispute is resolved. If the Panelist finds that the domain name was improperly allocated during the Sunrise Period, the following remedies will apply:
b. Improper Denial of Sunrise Allocation
If a complaint is filed under Section 2(b) of this SDRP, any ongoing auction process will be suspended until the dispute is resolved. If the Panelist finds that the application was improperly denied during the Sunrise Period, the following remedies will apply:
a. Dispute Resolution Provider / Selection of Procedure
A complaint under this SDRP shall be submitted to the National Arbitration Forum (“Forum”) by submitting the complaint directly to the Forum. The Forum will administer the proceeding and select a qualified and eligible Panelist (“Panelist”). The Forum has established Rules for National Arbitration Forum’s Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policy (“Rules”), setting forth a fee schedule and other technical and process requirements for handling a dispute under this SDRP. The proceedings under this SDRP will be conducted according to this SDRP and the applicable Rules of the Forum.
b. Registry’s or Registrar’s Involvement
Neither the Registry Operator nor registrar will participate in the administration or conduct of any proceeding before a Panelist. In any event, neither the Registry Operator nor the registrar is or will be liable as a result of any decisions rendered by the Panelist. Any Sunrise-allocated domain names in the TLD involved in a SDRP proceeding will be locked against transfer to another domain name holder or another registrar during the course of a proceeding. In the case of a claim under SDRP 2(b), the Registry Operator will prevent other parties from registering the unregistered domain name at issue until a decision is reached, provided that the complainant had notified the Registry Operator in due time of its intention to submit a challenge, in accordance with Section 2(b)ii SDRP. The contact details of the applicant or holder of the disputed domain name will be as shown in the registrar’s publicly available Whois database record for the relevant registrant. The Registry Operator and the applicable registrar will comply with any Panelist decision and make all appropriate changes to the status of the domain name registration(s) in their Whois databases.
The applicant or registrant of a disputed domain name in the TLD shall be promptly notified by the Forum of the commencement of a dispute under this SDRP, and may contest the allegations of the complaint or show other cause why the remedy requested in the complaint should not be granted in accordance with this SDRP. In all cases, the burden of proof shall be on the complainant, and default or other failure of the applicant or holder of the disputed domain name shall not constitute an admission to any allegation of the complaint. The Forum shall promptly notify all named parties in the dispute, as well as the registrar and the Registry Operator of any decision made by a Panelist.
e. Implementation of the Decision
If a Panellist decision requires a change to the status of a registered domain name, the Registry Operator will wait ten (10) business days after communication of the decision before implementing that decision, unless the registrant submits to the Registry (with a copy to the Forum) during that ten (10) day period official documentation (such as a copy of a complaint, file-stamped by the clerk of the court) that the registrant has commenced a lawsuit to preserve its claimed rights in a court of competent jurisdiction over the parties and the registered domain name. If such documentation is received no further action shall be taken until the Registry Operator receives (i) evidence satisfactory to the Registry Operator of an agreed resolution between the parties; (ii) evidence satisfactory to Registry Operator that registrant’s lawsuit has been dismissed or withdrawn; or (iii) a copy of an order from such court dismissing such lawsuit or otherwise directing disposition of the registered domain name.
f. Representations and Warranties
Parties to a dispute under this SDRP shall warrant that all factual allegations made in the course thereof are true and correct to the best of their knowledge, shall remain subject to all representations and warranties made in the course of registration of a disputed domain name.
During a proceeding under the SDRP, the registered domain name shall be locked against transfers between registrants and/or registrars and against deletion by registrants.
The parties shall hold the registrar, the Registry Operator, the Forum, and the Panelist harmless from any claim arising from operation of the SDRP. Neither party may name the registrar, the Registry Operator, the Forum, or the Panelist as a party or otherwise include the registrar, the Registry, the Forum, or the Panelist in any judicial proceeding relating to the dispute or the administration of the SDRP policy. The parties shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the registrar, the Registry Operator, the Forum, the Panelist and their respective employees, contractors, agents and service providers from any claim arising from the conduct or result of a proceeding under this SDRP. Neither the registrar, the Registry Operator, the Forum, the Panelist and their respective employees, contractors, agents and service providers shall be liable to a party for any act or omission in connection with any administrative proceeding under this SDRP or the corresponding Rules. The complainant shall be directly and solely liable to the registrant in the event the complaint is granted in circumstances where the registrant is lawfully entitled to registration and use of the registered domain name(s) in the TLD.
This SDRP is in addition to and complementary with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”), the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (“URS”) and any other mandatory dispute policies adopted by ICANN and/or the Registry Operator.
The administrative proceeding under the SDRP shall not prevent either party from submitting a dispute concerning the disputed domain name in the TLD to concurrent administrative proceedings or to a court of competent jurisdiction for independent resolution during a pending SDRP administrative proceeding or after such proceeding is concluded. Upon notice of such other proceeding, the SDRP proceeding may be terminated (in the sole discretion of the Panelist) in deference to the outcome of such other proceeding.
The Registry Operator and the Forum reserves the right to modify this SDRP at any time subject to the terms of its MoU with the Registry. Such revised SDRP shall be posted on the Forum Website at least thirty (30) calendar days before it becomes effective; unless this SDRP has already been invoked by the submission of a complaint, in which event the version of the SDRP in effect at the time it was invoked will apply until the dispute is concluded. In the event that registrant objects to a change in this SDRP, the sole remedy is to cancel the registration, provided that registrant will not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid in connection with such registration.