.associates is a top level domain (TLD) regulated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
You, as a registrant of .associates names or any other ICANN-sponsored names, are bound by the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) and Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy (TDRP). You may find information about these policies in the below provided links.
The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, available at: www.icann.org/en/help/dndr/udrp/policy
The Uniform Rapid Suspension Procedure and Rules, available at: newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-05mar13-en
The Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy, available at: www.icann.org/en/help/dndr/tdrp
Some registries may have additional dispute resolutions policies and services including Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policies. Contact our customer service for additional assistance.