About Domain Disputes

Terms and procedure for applying to impose pre-trial restrictions on activities involving a domain name

Pre-trial restrictions temporarily prohibit the cancellation of a domain name’s registration, as well as a transfer or change of registrar.

Pre-trial restrictions are valid for 14 calendar days.

The purpose of pre-trial restrictions is to ensure that Right Holders are able to protect their exclusive rights by filing claims against domain name administrators.

Pre-trial restrictions on activities involving a domain name are introduced by the Registrar, which stores information about this domain name, on the basis of an application submitted by the Right Holder, using the corresponding form which can be found on the Coordinator's website, to impose pre-trial restrictions on activities involving the domain name.

While the pre-trial restrictions are in effect, Right Holders are advised to use the courts to protect their exclusive rights, and submit an application (motion) to seek interim measures.

The recommended procedure and forms for using the courts to protect exclusive rights can be found here.

In the event of a legal dispute, the Right Holder should appeal to the Registrar, providing documents (court decisions) confirming that a suit has been filed against the administrator of the corresponding domain name and legal proceedings initiated in order to impose pre-trial restrictions on activities involving the domain name in connection with the legal dispute for a time period not exceeding 90 calendar days.

Restrictions on activities involving the domain name in connection with the legal dispute temporarily prohibit the cancellation of the domain name’s registration, the transfer of domain name information to another registrar and the changing of information stored in the Registry.

Upon availability of the court order introducing protective interim measures, the Right Holder shall provide the Registrar with a copy of said order, on the basis of which restrictions are then imposed on activities involving the domain name to the extent and for the period specified in the court order.

If the court order introducing protective interim measures does not specify the duration of the interim measures, or the conditions and the procedure to revoke them, then the duration, conditions and procedures to revoke interim measures are determined by general rules in accordance with current applicable law in the Russian Federation.

ATTENTION: Repeat submissions of the Application containing the same grounds and regarding domain names to which pre-trial restrictions were applied, will not be considered.

Application Form for Right Holders – Legal Entities .DOC and .PDF
Application Form for Right Holders - Individual Entrepreneurs .DOC and .PDF

Application Form for Imposing Pre-Trial Restrictions on Activities Involving a Domain Name