Domain Name Disputes
CIRA’s dispute resolution process is a mechanism through which individuals and businesses that meet CIRA’s Canadian Presence Requirements can obtain quick, out-of-court arbitrations at relatively low cost for clear-cut cases of bad faith registration of dot-ca domain names.
CIRA has appointed BCICAC as one of the providers for such disputes. To initiate a proceeding through CIRA’s dispute resolution process, you must submit your complaint to BCICAC to administer the dispute resolution proceedings.
CIRA established this process to provide an alternative mechanism to that of the court system for those seeking to obtain the transfer or cancellation of dot-ca domain names they believe were registered in bad faith by other parties.
The requirements for those who wish to initiate a proceeding, and the types of bad faith registrations covered; are set out in the following:
- Domain Name Dispute Process
- Rules of Procedure
- CIRA Complaint Transmittal Coversheet - updated Sept 2019
- CIRA Response Transmittal Coversheet - updated July 2017
- Selecting a Panellist
- Fee Schedule
- Payment Options
- CIRA Decisions