A. Use the Dispute Resolution System for .nl Domain Names
Using the system is usually cheaper, easier and faster than going to court. Cases are decided by impartial legal experts, who are specialists in this field. Often, though, disputes can be settled by mediation before the legal expert makes a ruling. We ask a mediator to help the two sides agree a solution only if the registrant responds to the initial complaint with a counterargument. Mediation is always voluntary and doesn't involve extra costs. To learn more about how the Dispute Resolution System works and when mediation starts, download the Dispute Resolution Regulations and read the explanatory notes on Dispute Resolution Regulations.
B. Take the matter to court
You can ask a court of law to order the registrant to stop using the disputed domain name and/or to hand its registration over to you.
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Check out previous rulings on Domjur.nl
Domjur.nl.is a really useful site. It has details of a large number of legal decisions about domain names, plus related articles. The information can help you decide whether you have a strong case.
- Dispute Resolution Regulations for .nl Domain Names PDF document, (189 kb)
- Notes on the Dispute Resolution Regulations for .nl domain names.pdf PDF document, (60 kb)
- Annex 2 Model response Microsoft Word document, (70 kb)
- Annex 1 Model complaint Microsoft Word document, (82 kb)
- Annex 3 Costs PDF document, (76 kb)