Domain name disputes

Put simply, a domain name dispute exists where two individuals or organisations have competing and usually differing rights to use a domain name.

What are the mechanisms for dispute resolution?

Generally each party commences by making allegations against other that they have no right to use the domain name and allegations are made of passing off and misuse.

auDa dispute resolution process

The auDa provides a dispute resolution process, that involves arbitration by a third party.

Establishing a new brand

If you are establishing a new brand, ensure that you register all variations of your domain name at the outset. Attempting to save a few dollars by not registering all the variations of your domain name could be far more costly in the long run.

More information

Should you have a domain name dispute then contact us for further assistance.



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