Owners of similar domain names in the ‘.au’ space sometimes have the option of using the Australian Dispute Resolution Policy (or the auDRP) to resolve their dispute. In order to be able to use the auDRP successfully, the owner of a prior domain name needs to prove that the domain name was registered or used in ‘bad faith’. The obvious question becomes: what is ‘bad faith’?
Domain name registrants who want to object to the registration of another domain name can choose whether to pursue a remedy through the Australian Dispute Resolution Policy (ADRP) or to sue in court. What factors will influence this choice?
The auDRP provides a speedy and cost-effective alternative to people who are in dispute about the ownership of ‘.au’ domain names. This article provides the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the procedure.
This article explains the procedure for resolving domain name disputes under the .au Dispute Resolution Policy (or auDRP). The information in this post is based on version (2016-01), which was first published on 15 April 2016.