- remove a domain name based on website content
- assess the lawfulness of website content
- order website content to be removed or website to be shut down.
A domain name can be removed from the register at the request of the owner of a protected name or trademark, if:
- the registered domain name is identical to someone else’s protected name or trademark and the domain name holder cannot present an acceptable reason for registering the domain name;
- the registered domain name is similar to someone else’s protected name or trademark and the domain name has been registered with a clear intent to benefit from it or to cause damage ;
- the domain name is deliberately misspelled (typosquatting) and the domain name holder has applied for multiple domain names similar to someone else's protected name or trademark. In the above-mentioned cases, Traficom can remove domain names temporarily from the register.
A domain name can be removed from the domain name register if the domain name holder's information in the register is insufficient or incorrect and the information is not corrected within a required period of time. A domain name is also removed if a court has issued a final decision on the removal.
Returning a domain name to its original holder
If a domain name has been transferred to someone else without the holder's consent, the original holder can request the domain name to be returned to them. There must be strong evidence that the domain name has been transferred without the original holder's consent.