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The QCP

The Basics
The QCP (Qualification Challenge Policy) applies to disputes involving a claim that a .pro Registered Item holder has not met (or does not meet) the requirements of the .pro TLD (top-level domain) Registration Restrictions. The “top-level” of a domain name refers to the domain name’s final extension; for instance, the theoretical domain name “www.adrforum.pro” would be a .pro top-level domain name because it terminates in .pro.

A QCP Challenge may be brought against a Registered Item holder for Registered Items having the .pro generic TLD, including those Registered Items further having a professional services second level domain (PS-SLD), such as .law.pro, .med.pro, and .cpa.pro.

The QCP may apply to Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).

Rules and Fees
Together, the QCP Rules and the FORUM’s QCP Supplemental Rules govern disputes falling under the scope of the QCP.

The fee schedule for our QCP domain name dispute services can be found in our QCP Supplemental Rules, Rule 17 (Fees).

Manual Filing
Once you have familiarized yourself with the QCP and the FORUM’s QCP Supplemental Rules, you may file with us manually. QCP Complaints and Responses cannot be filed online. For assistance, refer to the filing instructions and model forms listed below.

Instructions, Forms and More
Download QCP Model Forms: Download several model forms, including model Complaint forms and Response forms.

File a QCP Complaint: Step-by-step instructions for filing a Complaint.

File a QCP Response: Step-by-step instructions for responding to a Complaint.

File or Respond to QCP Additional Submissions: Instructions, procedures and time limitations for filing (and responding to) additional written statements.

The FORUM's QCP Supplemental Rules: These rules outline the FORUM's administration of the QCP, including our fees.


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