Dispute Resolution Service - Experts and Mediators

Published on 28 Aug 2008
The Domain Name Commission operates a dispute resolution service for .nz domain names. The New Zealand system is based on the Nominet UK system which has been in place for a number of years and is very successful. The Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) provides an alternative to Court action, giving parties another mechanism to resolve disputes which arise.

The DRS operates in a three-tiered manner, with the first tier being informal mediation, the second tier being expert adjudication and the third being an appeal process.

The operation of the DRS involves panels of mediators and experts. Applications are currently being sought for three mediators and experts. Incumbent panellists who are rotated off the panels will be encouraged to reapply.

Further information is available:


The Advertisement for the Experts

Further information for Experts is at /information-experts


The Advertisement for the Mediators

Further information for Mediators is at /information-mediators

Applications for all of these positions close at 5pm on Thursday 25 September 2008 and should be emailed to experts@dnc.org.nz or mediators@dnc.org.nz respectively.