Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution Chaired by Abu-Ghazaleh Sign Cooperation agreement

AMMAN - Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) signed cooperation agreement with the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR), affiliated with the Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society chaired by HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, with the aim of organizing and managing disputes relating to the domain names '.BH' and '.Albahrain'  Internationalized Domain Name (IDN).
Commenting on the signing of the agreement, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his happiness with this partnership with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Bahrain, stating that ‘‘It will enable us to offer a comprehensive array of services to our clients in the Kingdom mainly in the field of domain name dispute resolution services.”
On this occasion, Director of the Authority’s Technical Operations Eng. Mohamed Alnoaimi stated “TRA signed this agreement with the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution to settle disputes resulting from the use of domain names. This will have a positive impact in making the domain name for the Kingdom of Bahrain trusted and reliable.”
Ms. Majd Khaddash, director of the Center, affirmed that the agreement provides partnership between the two parties in the field of managing disputes carried out by the Authority, specifically in relation to the domain names ".BH" and".Albahrain", whereby the Center shall coordinate with complainants, respondents and registrars to complete the necessary documents for filing cases, in addition to the panelists adopted by the Center. 
The Center provides services in the areas of domain names related to dispute management, and was approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers “ICANN” on May 18, 2013. 
She added that the ACDR maintains a leading position when it comes to implementing the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), along with its supplemental rules. The Center aims to provide the adequate and reliable support to reinforce guidelines, procedures and format for disputes resolution process, in addition to cases involving inaccurate registrations carried out in bad faith. The Center also seeks to promote effective communication with the aim of promoting a broader understanding of policies relating to the latest developments in intellectual property law and the resolution of disputes over domain names.
It is worth mentioning that ICANN, a non-profit organization, includes participants from around the world seeking to preserve the security, stability and interoperability of the online community, and has worked towards building domain name dispute settlement guidelines. 
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
Since its establishment in 2002, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain has been working with government, consumers, operators and investors to develop the country into the region’s most modern communications hub and Sto facilitate the growth of the market. As an exemplary Regulator for the region, TRA Bahrain independently carries out its duties in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner.