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

(In effect as of 30th September 2002)


Article 45.   The Complainant shall pay to the Provider an initial fixed fee, in accordance with the Provider's Supplemental Rules, within the time and in the amount required. A Respondent electing to have the dispute decided by a three-member Panel, rather than the single member Panel elected by the Complainant, shall pay the Provider one-half the fixed fee for a three-member Panel. In all other cases, the Complainant shall bear all of the Provider's fees.

Article 46.   No action shall be taken by the Provider on a complaint until it has received from Complainant the initial fee in accordance with the Provider's Supplemental Rules.

Article 47.   If the Provider has not received the fees within eight (8) calendar days of receiving the complaint, the complaint shall be deemed withdrawn and the proceedings terminated.

Article 48.   In exceptional circumstances, in the event the Panel, at the request of a party, determines that an in-person hearing is to be held, the Provider shall request the parties for the payment of additional fees, which shall be established in agreement with the Parties and the Panel.