Australian Domain Name Law

Australian Domain Name Law

By Alpana Roy


$225.01 RRP

Date: 27/06/2016

Code: 9780455231068

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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This ground-breaking book is the first complete statement of Australian domain name law. Domain name law is a rapidly-evolving area of the law which concerns the contested rights of parties to registered domain names. While the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) provides the international legal framework, local authorities are responsible for dispute resolution concerning country code top-level domains (ccTLDs). In Australia, the relevant local policy governing .au domain name disputes is the .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP).

This pioneering work provides the first comprehensive statement of auDRP decisions, from the inception of the policy in 2002 to date. In this detailed work, the author examines the Australian and international regulatory frameworks for internet domain name disputes, the procedural rules which exist under the auDRP, and importantly, the substantive elements that must be established in order to bring a successful complaint under the auDRP. By examining auDRP decisions to date, this work aims to articulate some of the emerging themes arising under this relatively new area of Australian law.

This book is at once scholarly, instructive, educational, and practical. It is essential reading for academics, practitioners, students, and all those interested in Australian domain name law and disputes, internet and e-commerce law, and intellectual property law.


"This type of work is long overdue … The work is of a high standard and is in my view pioneering in Australia." – Erhan Karabardak, Director, Cooper Mills Lawyers

"This work is complete, well-researched and operates on a level of detail otherwise unavailable in respect of the auDRP. While many practitioners may continue to rely on the auDRP Overview in respect of legal and procedural issues relating to the auDRP, a wise practitioner in this area would be well advised to have this work sitting on their shelf." – Nicholas Smith, auDRP Panellist, WIPO, published in (2016) 90 ALJ 832 at 835

"In its holistic approach, this work it is not only erudite, but instructive and highly pragmatic.The work is current as at 9 May 2016. There is no doubt that, in future years, it will serve as a valuable addition to this still burgeoning field of the law." – Christoper Sexton, published in Journal of The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, September 2016, p 65.

Table of Contents

1. Australian Domain Name Law: Overview


2. .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP)


3. Rules for .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP Rules)


4. Identical or Confusingly Similar .au Domain Names


5. Rights or Legitimate Interests in .au Domain Names


6. Bad Faith Registrations or Subsequent Use of .au Domain Names



Appendix 1: .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP)


Appendix 2: Schedule B – Rules for .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP


Appendix 3: Domain Name Eligibility and Allocation Policy Rules for Open



Appendix 4: Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy 


Appendix 5: Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy 




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