The purpose of the auDRP is to provide a cheaper, speedier alternative to litigation for the resolution of disputes between the registrant of a .au domain name and a party with competing rights in the domain name.
The .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP), including procedural rules, is set out in the .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP) (2010-05).
The auDRP commenced on 1 August 2002 for asn.au, com.au, id.au, net.au and org.au domain names. On 19 June 2003 the auDRP was extended to cover edu.au domain names.
The auDRP is an adaptation of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) administered by ICANN with respect to the global Top Level Domains (gTLDs).
The auDRP was drafted by auDA's Dispute Resolution Working Group.
auDA does not handle auDRP complaints.
You must submit your complaint to any auDA approved auDRP Provider. The Provider will appoint an independent arbitrator to determine your complaint.
If you need to know the creation date of the domain name for the purpose of making your complaint please download and complete the Request for Domain Name Creation Date form and send it to auDA.
PLEASE NOTE: auDA's role is to facilitate and oversee the administration of the auDRP complaints-handling mechanism. We are unable to provide advice or assistance in relation to specific auDRP complaints. General queries about the auDRP should be directed to Lujia Chen, Policy Officer.
Last Updated: 10/11/2011 11:36