Dispute Resolution

The registry provides a cost-efficient dispute resolution service (DRS) by independent arbitration if your registration is challenged by any party.

The grounds on which a DRS challenge may be made are as follows:

(i) that your domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a registered or unregistered trademark or service mark in which the complainant has rights; and

(ii) that you have no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the name or that the domain was registered (or is being used) in bad faith.

This closely follows the criteria used by the Nominet Dispute Resolution Service for .UK domains

Additionally, under an agreement under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Registry and the Insular Authorities (the four Governments of the Crown Dependencies in the British Channel Islands), any of the four Insular Authorities (i.e. the States of Jersey, States of Guernsey, States of Alderney or Chief Pleas of the Isle of Sark) may make a challenge to a registration under the following grounds:

(iii) the registration, in the hands of the registrant for the time being, would be likely to damage the reputation of the Channel Islands or any of them as a legitimate financial centre.

For more information about CI-DRS and how to file a complaint, please contact us.

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