Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for .AU

Country / Territory Code .AU
Country / Territory Name Australia
Domain Registry
Registration Agreement
(adopted by the registration authority)
Dispute Policy
(adopted by the registration authority)

Variation of UDRP

Procedural Rules
(adopted by the registration authority)

Variation of UDRP

Complaint or Response Filing with WIPO

Variation of UDRP


Relevant differences between the auDRP and the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) include the following:

- The auDRP applies to domain names that are identical or confusingly similar, not only to a trademark or service mark, but to any 'name' in which the Complainant has rights (auDRP paragraph 4(a)), including the Complainant's company, business or other legal or trading name, as registered with the relevant Australian government authority; or the Complainant's personal name.

- Under the auDRP, it is sufficient to prove that either registration or subsequent use of the domain name by the registrant occurred in bad faith, whereas the UDRP requires the Complainant to prove both elements.

- While under the second example of bad faith of the UDRP (UDRP 4(b)(ii)) a pattern of conduct is required in addition to prevention of the trademark or service mark owner from reflecting the mark in a corresponding domain name, under the auDRP no such additional pattern is required.