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Rules for China Internet Network Information Center Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (2002)

(In effect as of 30th September 2002)

General Provisions and Definitions

Article 1.   In order to ensure the fairness, convenience and promptness of a domain name dispute resolution procedure, these Rules are formulated in accordance with China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

Article 2.   The proceedings for the resolution of disputes under CNNIC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy adopted by CNNIC shall be governed by these Rules and the Supplemental Rules of the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Provider.

Article 3.   The following terms in the Rules for CNNIC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (hereinafter referred to as these Rules or CNDRP Rules) have the following definitions:

(a) CNDRP means CNNIC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy adopted by CNNIC, which is incorporated by reference and made a part of the Registration Agreement, and binding to the holders of the domain names;

(b) Registration Agreement means the domain name registration agreement between a Registrar and a domain name holder;

(c) Party means a Complainant or a Respondent;

(d) Complainant means the party initiating a complaint concerning a domain name registration with Domain Name Dispute Resolution Provider in accordance with CNDRP and the CNDRP Rules;

(e) Respondent means the holder of the domain name against which a complaint is initiated;

(f) Registry refers to China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC);

(g) Registrar refers to the entity authorized by CNNIC and responsible for acceptance of the domain name registration applications and completion of domain name registrations;

(h) Agency refers to the entity which accepts the applications for registrations of the domain names on behalf of the Registrar;

(i) Provider refers to a dispute resolution service provider approved by CNNIC to resolve the domain name disputes;

(j) Panel means a panel composed of 1 or 3 Panelists who are appointed by the Provider to be responsible for the resolution of a domain name dispute;

(k) Panelist means the individual who are listed among the Name List of Panelists approved by the Provider and published at the Provider's website, and qualified to be members of the Panel for the resolution of the domain name disputes; and

(l) Supplemental Rules means the rules adopted by the Provider to supplement CNDRP in accordance with CNDRP and these Rules.