A new regime for dealing with domain name disputes in New Zealand has been in place since June 2006 and it's largely working well, says Bell Gully's Kevin Glover.
The Domain Name Commissioner's Dispute Resolution Service is aimed at providing an alternative process to court action to resolving dispute over the ownership of New Zealand domain names.
Kevin Glover, a litigation senior associate who has been involved in several domain name dispute cases, has reviewed the new procedure and assessed its effectiveness over the first two years of operation.
He says while certain aspects may need to be revisited in light of recent cases, the system is generally functioning well.
Kevin's assessment is contained in an article first published in the New Zealand Law Journal, February 2009. To read the article click here.