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Schedule of Fees under the .AC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy”)

The following schedule of fees applies in connection with .AC domain name administrative proceeding initiated on or after June 1, 2020, that is to be administered by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the WIPO Center) under the Policy.

Single Panelist

Number of Domain Names Included in the Complaint Fee
(United States Dollars)
1 to 5 1500 [Panelist: 1000; WIPO Center: 500]
6 to 10 2000 [Panelist: 1300; WIPO Center: 700]
More than 10 To be decided in consultation with the WIPO Center

Three Panelists

Number of Domain Names Included in the Complaint Fee
(United States Dollars)
1 to 5 4000 [Presiding Panelist: 1500; Co-Panelist: 750; WIPO Center: 1000]
6 to 10 5000 [Presiding Panelist: 1750; Co-Panelist: 1000; WIPO Center: 1250]
More than 10 To be decided in consultation with the WIPO Center

1. The fee consists of an amount to be retained by the WIPO Center as an administration fee and an amount to be paid to a Panelist.

2. In the event of the withdrawal of a complaint in accordance with Paragraph 4 of the Rules and Paragraph 5(b) of the WIPO Supplemental Rules, or the termination of an administrative proceeding prior to the appointment of an Administrative Panel, for cases involving up to 10 domain names the WIPO Center shall withhold a processing fee in the amount of the WIPO Center's share of the total fee; for cases involving more than 10 domain names the WIPO Center shall determine in its sole discretion the processing fee to be withheld by the WIPO Center. In the event of the termination of an administrative proceeding after the appointment of an Administrative Panel, the WIPO Center shall determine in its sole discretion whether any amount of fee paid by either party shall be refunded.

3. Payments by check or in cash will not be accepted. Checks will be returned to the sender.

4. All bank charges, transfer fees or other amounts that may be levied in connection with a payment made to the WIPO Center shall be borne by the party making the payment.


***Important/Action Required***

New WIPO PAY Service

From June 26, payments for all WIPO domain name cases must now be made via the new WIPO PAY facility. This streamlined system allows online payment and viewing of pending financial transactions with WIPO. WIPO PAY is secure and encrypted, and has a number of advantages, including one-click payment (with confirmation by email), the possibility to pay several transactions at once, and a “live” view of all payments across WIPO services.

Action Required Before Use

WIPO PAY requires you to Create a WIPO Account which is a simple process, taking only a couple of minutes, and only has to be done once, ahead of using WIPO PAY for the first time. WIPO Account FAQs.


Once your WIPO Account has been set up, payments can be made via the blue “Pay” button on the Center’s domain name Fees Page. Clicking the “Pay” button will prompt you to authenticate your WIPO Account; you will then be directed to the Center’s payment page, including the payment form to be completed. As before, once the form has been completed and submitted, you will be redirected to the secure payment facility.

Modes of Payment

Payments can be made by credit card, bank transfer, PayPal, or via your WIPO Current Account. (The WIPO Current Account is designed for those carrying out frequent transactions with WIPO. Learn more about the Current Account at WIPO, including how to open one.)

WIPO does not retain sensitive financial payment-related data.

Further Information

Stay tuned for further information including FAQs.