How do I regain control of an Australian domain name registered by a cybersquatter?
The practice of registering particular domain names that include existing business names in order to sell to them down the track is what’s known as ‘cybersquatting’. Although the regulations to register a .AU domain are stricter than the common global domains (.com, .net, etc.), cybersquatting does still occur. So what can you do if you suspect this is the case with your desired web address?
The first step is to read through the .au Dispute Resolution Policy (.auDRP) which explains the process in great detail. Keep in mind that this particular process isn’t actually free; it’ll cost from $2,000 (single-member panel) to $4,500 (three-member panel).Call us on 1300 368 359 if you’d like further information.