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Practical Guidelines regarding File Size and Format

The following guidelines apply to every proceeding initiated under the Dispute Resolution Regulations for .nl Domain Names (the "Regulations") in which the Complaint is filed from March 4, 2010 with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the "Center"):

File Size Modalities for Email Communications

Other than by prior arrangement with the Center, the size of any one email communication (including attachments) transmitted to the Center in connection with any proceeding under the Regulations shall be no larger than 10 MB (ten megabytes). When larger amounts of data need to be transmitted the files can be “split” across more than one email communication.

Size Modalities for Individual Files (e.g., email attachment)

Other than by prior arrangement with the Center, the size of any individual file (such as a document in Word, PDF or Excel format) transmitted to the Center in connection with any proceeding under the Regulations shall itself be no larger than 10 MB (ten megabytes). When larger amounts of data need to be transmitted, larger files can be “split” into a number of separate files each no larger than 10 MB (ten megabytes).

Total File Size Modalities

The total size of a complaint or response (including any annexes) filed in relation to a proceeding under the Regulations shall not exceed 50 MB (fifty megabytes), other than in exceptional circumstances (including in the case of pleadings concerning a large number of disputed domain names) where previously arranged with the Center.

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