Conflicted Domain Name Pilot Hub

Options of engagment 

1. E-negotiation

Engage in e-negotiation.

This allows a series of bids to be entered and the parties are presented with a proposed figure to settle the dispute.

Find out more about e-negotiation.


2. Mediation

Engage in online mediation.

With the assistance of a third party neutral you get an opportunity to discuss wider issues including why you believe the domain name should belong to you.

Find out more about how mediation works 


How Negotiation works

Through our e-negotiation tool you can negotiate with the other party and, if necessary, engage with a coach or mediator.

E-negotiation allows both parties to negotiate on an amount and see if an agreement can be reached. If no agreement is reached, parties can move forward to mediation. 

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How Mediation Works

In mediation, parties speak for themselves and work together to reach an agreement with help from a mediator. Mediation is a highly successful process and used in commercial jurisdictions throughout the world. To find out more about how mediation works,

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The Domain Name Commission has created interactive e-learning modules to assist pilot programme users. You can use this as a reference guide and access it on-the-go.

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Pilot FAQs

Have a burning question? Check out our FAQs

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Conflicted Names Process overview

The Conflicted Names Process (CNP) was created to give all parties that had a similar third-level domain name (such as and the same right to register the shorter version of their domain name

Check out all the key milestones to date.

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