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Meet the Dispute Resolution Providers: ADNDRC

Domain Times would like to tell you about the providers of arbitration services for domain name disputes.

As you know, if you have a domain name claim, you can file your claim with any of the providers approved by ICANN.

Today, here is a note on Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC), another prolific Dispute Resolution Service Provider for domain dispute matters.

When we asked ADNDRC to describe their services for sharing on this website, they told us:

'ADNDRC is the first Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) provider in Asia accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Jointly established in 2002 by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), ADNDRC now operates four offices in Asia, in Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

While ADNDRC is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee in Hong Kong, each of the ADNDRC offices operates separately through standalone institutions:

- in Hong Kong by HKIAC,

- in Beijing by CIETAC,

- in Kuala Lumpur by the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), and

- in Seoul by the Korea Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee (IDRC).


ADNDRC case managers are comprised of legal staff of diverse nationalities who are proficient in multiple languages and familiar with different markets. Complainants can choose a familiar and convenient office to file a domain name complaint. In addition to administering domain name dispute resolution proceedings under the ICANN policies listed below, each office of ADNDRC provides dispute resolution services for specified country-code top-level domains.


In addition to UDRP proceedings, ADNDRC administers domain name dispute resolution proceedings under the following ICANN policies:-

• Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)

• Trademark Post Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure (TM-PDDRP)

• Registrar Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy (TDRP)

• Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policy (SDRP)

• Charter Eligibility Dispute Resolution Policy (CEDRP)

ADNDRC is also approved by OP3FT to resolve disputes concerning Frogans addresses.

ADNDRC received 251 cases in 2023. Parties from 44 jurisdictions participated in the domain name cases submitted to ADNDRC, the top 5 jurisdictions are Mainland China, USA, Hong Kong, Malaysia and UK. ADNDRC panellists appointed in 2023 come from 18 jurisdictions. The average duration of proceedings is 45 calendar days.

ADNDRC is governed by a Council composed of leading professionals who are specialised in dispute resolution, intellectual property, Internet, and e-commerce. Under the ADNDRC Council, there are three committees, namely, the Panel Selection Committee, the Business Development Committee and the Standard and Practices Committee, which ensure the smooth running of ANDRDC.


ADNDRC organizes the ADNDRC Annual Conference and ADNDRC Practice Development Workshop every year to resolve common procedural and substantive domain name issues, promote the development of domain name dispute resolution and discuss reforms to online intellectual property protection mechanisms. ADNDRC panellists are required to attend these events to fulfil with professional development requirements.


During 2021-2023, ADNDRC released two series of video interviews: “ADNDRC Leadership Series” and “Voices behind the ADNDRC Decision Drafting Guidelines”, in which representatives from ADNDRC interview intellectual property experts on the topic of their IP practice and domain name decision drafting.


ADNDRC Standards and Practice Committee regularly reviews its practices and policies to keep up to date with developments.  In 2023 ADNDRC updated its Supplemental Rules to reflect the changing requirements from the ICANN. In 2022, ADNDRC published its ADNDRC Decision Drafting Guidelines for UDRP Proceedings, which cover the formality and content of UDRP decisions and practical considerations for panellists, including decision templates and sample decisions in English, Chinese and Korean.'

ADNDRC can be contacted on the following addresses provided below:

Hong Kong Office:

Beijing Office :

Seoul Office:

Kuala Lumpur Office:

*Disclaimer: This is an unsponsored post intended solely for information purposes.*


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