RESOURCES

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

The ADR RegulationsThe Regulations

The Amended Alternative Dispute Resolution RegulationsThe Regulations

The Electronic Communications and Transactions (ECT) Act The ECT Act

 Adjudicator Accreditation The ECT Act

 

 

PRECEDENTS (PREVIOUS DECISIONS)

Extract from the Regulations (para 13 relating to Precedent)

13. (1) An adjudicator must consider and be guided by previous decisions made in terms of these Regulations, hereinafter referred to as 'national decisions', and decisions by foreign dispute resolution providers, hereinafter referred to as 'foreign decisions'.

(2) An adjudicator must be guided by national, foreign and international law.

(3) An adjudicator must provide in his or her decision the full reference to national and foreign decisions as well as national, foreign and international law that he or she considered.

International Precedents:

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) decisions based on the Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure (UDRP) and others:
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/index.html

The National Aribitration Forum (NAF) decisions based on the Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure (UDRP):
http://domains.adrforum.com/decision.aspx

Nominet UK (.UK) decisions based on the .UK DRS:
http://www.nominet.org.uk/disputes/drs/decisions

New Zealand (.NZ) Office of the Domain Name Commissioner:
http://dnc.org.nz/drs/index.php?clsid=1013


USEFUL LINKS

South African Department of Communciations (DOC)
www.doc.gov.za

The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA)
www.zadna.org.za

UniForum SA (CO.ZA Administrator)
www.coza.net.za

Domain Name Dispute Resolution Portal (Hon. Neil Brown QC)
www.domaintimes.info


DOMAIN NAME DISCUSSION FORUMS

AcornDomains.co.za (.UK Registrar)
http://www.acorndomains.co.uk/domain-name-disputes.html

MyADSL Forum
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?t=74436