DNDR Panel Criteria and Application Procedure

Domain Name Dispute Resolution

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Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panel Criteria and Application Procedure

The HKIAC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panel (“HKIAC DNDR Panel”) comprises members who have demonstrated experience and/or relevant expertise in resolving domain name disputes.

HKIAC Panel Listing Requirements

A candidate who wishes to be considered for inclusion on the HKIAC DNDR Panel shall demonstrate to the HKIAC Appointments Committee the following:

  • at least three years’ experience resolving domain name disputes; or
  • relevant experience acting as an arbitrator, adjudicator and/or serving in other relevant adjudicative roles; or
  • other relevant expertise in the field of law, intellectual property, or information technology.

Application Procedures

Applicants seeking inclusion on the HKIAC DNDR Panel are required to submit (1) an application form; (2) an up-to-date CV; (3) a copy of one decision issued in a domain name dispute, if applicable, or another decision rendered in any other proceeding (which may be sanitised); and (4) two written references. Application materials shall be submitted by email to domain@hkiac.org.

Term and Renewal of HKIAC DNDR Panel Listing

Inclusion on the HKIAC DNDR Panel shall be for a period of five (5) years, ending on the 31 December of the fifth year. All Panelists shall be required to renew their membership to the Panel by submitting an up-to-date CV to domain@hkiac.org which includes an up-to-date number of domain name disputes they have resolved.

Note:

  1. HKIAC reserves the right to include on the HKIAC DNDR Panel individuals who, although not fully satisfying the criteria above, have language and/or technical skills or other expertise relevant to domain name dispute resolution.
  2. HKIAC reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to admit or reject applications for inclusion on the HKIAC DNDR Panel. HKIAC may also, in its absolute discretion, invite individuals whom it considers suitable to apply for inclusion on the Panel.  

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