Wednesday 11 June 2008

Darren Olivier

Domain Name Workshop 15 - 16 SEPTEMBER 2008

The CO.ZA domain name administrators, UniForum SA, in association with the SAIIPL, the .ZA Domain Name Authority will host senior ADR experts from South Africa and New Zealand in presenting a domain name Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) workshop in Centurion, Gauteng in September. The ADR workshop, which will coincide with iWeek, will take place on the 15th and 16th of September 2008 at the offices of Spoor & Fisher attorneys in Centurion. Anyone with an interest in the workings of the .ZA ADR Regulations is urged to attend the workshop. There is however limited space available so reserving your spot is essential.

The workshop will run over two days and will predominantly focus on the substantive and procedural legal issues influencing local and international domain name ADR Decisions and Procedures. Senior speakers from .NZ DNC (the .nz Domain Name Commission) will also be present at the ADR workshop, and a detailed Agenda will be circulated shortly.

Proposed matters for discussion include:

1. Tribute Sites ( matter) - as first reported on Afro-IP here.
2. Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (
3. The rights of local agents and licensees to a well-known international brand

A workshop agenda will be made available at

Attendance Fee: Total fee of R400 for both days, which includes refreshments and lunch.


Since there is limited space available, we request that all attendees please register for the workshop as soon as possible. Please also inform your colleagues of the workshop and encourage them to register.

Darren Olivier

Darren Olivier

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