Domain Name Disputes
(.au Dispute Resolution Policy) was adopted by the auDA Board on the 13 August 2001.
of the auDRP is to provide a less expensive, faster alternative to litigation
for the resolution of disputes between the registrant of a .au domain
name and a party with competing rights to the domain name.
LEADR is an
approved independent provider that assists in the administrative proceedings in accordance with the auDRP.
Further information about the auDRP can be obtained from
the Australian Domain
Administrator (auDA) website >>.
a LEADR Domain Name Dispute Complaint Form >>
Before you begin your application:
Check when the domain name licence was issued. Domain
name licences that were issued or renewed in the open 2-Level-Domains are subject to a mandatory administrative proceeding under the auDRP.
Any Domain Names isssued before 1 August 2002 are not subject to
mandatory administrative proceedings under the auDRP:
Until the domain name licence is renewed
Unless the registrant voluntarily elects to be bound by the auDRP
before the domain name licence is renewed.
Payment must accompany your application.
For a single panellist: $2200 (GST inclusive)
For a 3 member panel $4950 (GST inclusive)
*Note* Application fees for Domain Name Disputes have increased as part of the auDA's review of the auDRP.
These changes take effect on 1 March 2008.
Click here for more information.
have requirements that must be met in order
for your application to be compliant. auDRP
also be complied with and must be read in conjunction with the auDRP. LEADR Supplemental Rules
is the responsibility of Applicants to ensure that you comply with all
aspects of the required rules.
LEADR’s Supplemental Rules >>
Download a LEADR Domain Name Dispute Complaint Form >>
must comply with Schedule B, Paragraph 3 of the auDRP. This includes two
compulsory statements that must be included in the application (Schedule
B, 3 (xiv) of the auDRP). Please see the auDRP for details.
It is helpful to go methodically through each section
of the rules and respond to each requirement.
Application has been completed and lodged with LEADR, LEADR will
assess its administrative compliance with the auDRP and the LEADR Supplemental
Rules and will notify the Respondent of the complaint within 3 calendar
days (please see Schedule B, 4 (a) auDRP).
2. If the Application is found to not be compliant
with the auDRP and/or the Supplemental Rules, LEADR will notify the
Complainant. The Complainant will have 5 calendar days to amend the
application (please see Schedule B, 4(b) auDRP).
3. LEADR will notify the Respondent of the Complaint.
This will be the commencement of administrative proceedings. LEADR will
notify both parties, the concerned registrar(s) and auDA of the date
4. The Respondent has 20 calendar days from the date
of commencement of administrative proceedings to lodge a response to
5. When a single member panel is required, LEADR will
appoint a panellist. To arrange a 3 member panel, please contact LEADR
ph (02) 9251 3366 or via email:
6. Once the panellist has received the matter, s/he
will forward a decision to LEADR within 14 calendar days.
7. LEADR will release the decision to both parties,
the concerned registrar(s) and auDA within 3 calendar days of receiving
the panellist’s decision.
The following decisions have been made by LEADR Panelists
under the auDA Scheme:
Tobacco.com.au and others
Esat.com.au and others
03/04 Independent.com.au (Withdrawn)
04/01 Launch.com.au (Withdrawn)
Abclearningcentres.com.au and Abclearningcenters.com
06/04 meggles.com.au & meggles.net.au
06/12 medicare.com.au (Withdrawn)
06/16 tinaarena.com.au (Withdrawn)
08/02 oshkosh.com.au (Withdrawn)
08/03 merida.com.au & merida-bikes.com.au (Withdrawn)
08/05 iconrecruitment.com.au (Withdrawn)
sitecore.com.au & sitecore.net.au
09/01 kiwkcopy.com.au (Withdrawn)
09/04 fishingworld.com.au (Withdrawn)
09/07 victrip.com.au (Withdrawn)
heyheyitssaturday.net.au & heyheyitssaturday.com.au
invida.com.au & invida.net.au
southernhighlandnews.com.au & southernhighlandsnews.com.au
sentral.com.au & sentral.net.au
warnie.com.au & warney.com.au
10/10 homevalleystation.com.au (Withdrawn)
10/21 whatsnew.com.au (withdrawn)
11/01 harveynormanonline.com.au & harveynormanonlineshopping.com.au (withdrawn)
11/04 sextoysrus.com.au (withdrawn)
11/07 biocycle.com.au (withdrawn)
11/08 vapur.com.au (withdrawn)
11/12 nbcf.com.au (withdrawn)
12/01 taobao.com.au (withdrawn)
schoolinterviews.net.au & schoolinterview.com.au
12/08 hsf.com.au (withdrawn)
12/09 tonybianco.com.au (withdrawn)
(Current as at 29 April 2013)
Please note that an Applicant under the auDRP scheme
cannot request a particular panellist.
Mr Anthony Alder
B Tech (Biotech), LLB, Master of Intellectual Property, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Registered Trade Marks Attorney, Registered NSW Supreme Court Solicitor
Mr Philip Argy
B.Comm, LLB, FACS
Mr Gregory Burton SC
BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), BCL
Mr Andrew Christie
Ph.D., LL.M., LL.B. (Hons), B.Sc.
Ms Sara Delpopolo
Mr Scott Ellis
Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Jurisprudence, Master of Laws, Professional
Certificate in Arbitration General and Advanced
Ms Natalie Hickey
BA. LLB (Hons), LLM
Mr Jon Kenfield
LLB (Hons), CPA
Mr David Lieberman
Mr Alan Limbury
MA, MDR, Spec.Acc.Med. (Law Soc.NSW)
Mr Dennis Liner
Mr John McDermott
Mr John McGruther
Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of NSW, VIC, QLD, England &
Ms Rowena McNally
Mr Scott Pettersson
LLB, Grad Dip Legal Practice
Mrs Jennifer Scott
BA, Bachelor Legal Studies, Master of Laws, Master of Dispute Resolution,
Undertaking Doctor of Juridicial Science 2006
Mr Steve White
LL.B, B.Sc (Comp Sci), MIPS FACS Accredited Litigation Specialist, Registered Trade Mark Attorney
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