Domain name registrations can always be challenged in a regular court. In the meantime to allow a faster and smoother settlement of potential disputes, the Operator has appointed the Czech Arbitration Court as Dispute-Resolution Provider for domain names bearing the “.co.nl” ending. An Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution is usually faster, often cheaper and more convenient than a traditional court case.
The Czech Arbitration Court’s rulings are legally binding, unless a losing party chooses to appeal the decision through a conventional court of law.
ADR cases are unlike traditional court cases in several ways:
- Rulings are made by panelists, not judges. Panelists are drawn from a group of intellectual property experts located throughout Europe.
- Cases are conducted online. The correspondence between all parties occurs via CAC's online platform and email.
- Cases are usually conducted in English
- In order for a .CO.NL domain name to be transferred to a complainant as the result of an ADR, the complainant must be eligible for a .CO.NL name
Fore more information on the Czech Arbitration Court, please refer to their website. For more information about the domain name dispute resolution or to file a dispute about a .co.nl domain, please refer to www.adr.eu.