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.