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How to settle the disputes regarding .lt second level domain name?
The domain name disputes can be settled by negotiations of the parties (directly) or via non-judicial mediation (with participation of the mediator), or by applying to arbitration or court. If a case is processed at the arbitration or court, claimant and defendant can make a peace agreement via negotiation between the parties or request for a judicial mediation in the court proceedings (more information on mediation is available here).
Negotiation begins with the claim against the holder of the domain with disputable name. Information on .lt second level domain holders – legal entities and their contact information are provided in WHOIS database. If .lt second level domain holder is a natural person, such person’s personal data is not published, but a possibility is provided to forward an email to the domain holder under the following procedure:
- Open WHOIS database;
- Enter a precise .lt second level domain name in the search box and click “Check”;
- Search results provide the domain status; if it is an existing domain – click “Show” to review the detailed information;
- The section “Domain holder” suggests to contact the domain holder (natural person) by forwarding an email – click the link, fill in the required data in the form and write a message related to the violation of your rights, i.e., your claim;
- Copy of the email sent to the domain holder will be sent to your email box – save it; this copy is used to obtain the personal data of the domain holder (natural person).
If the holder of the domain with disputable name replies to your claim, propose to reach an agreement directly or to use non-judicial mediator for the resolution of your dispute, or to refer the dispute to the arbitration (more information on the arbitration is available here).
If the holder of the domain with disputable name fails to reply to the claim (domain holder (legal entity) within the reasonable period identified in the claim; domain holder (natural person) within 15 calendar days from the date of the email forwarding) or refuses to negotiate, or refuses mediation / reference of the claim to the arbitration:
- When domain holder is a legal entity – submit your claim to the court;
- When domain holder is a natural person – apply to the domain holder’s registrar or .lt registry regarding the provision of the domain holder’s personal data; afterwards submit your claim to the court.
Essentially, the disputes that are not regulated directly or via non-judicial mediation are settled by:
- Court subordinate to the judicial system of the respective country (according to the regulations of international / national jurisdiction); or
- Institutional arbitration if the parties have agreed upon it; or
- Ad hoc arbitration composed under the agreement of the parties.
.lt registry does not settle the disputes regarding .lt second level domain names.
Applications to .lt registry before the ending of the essential dispute resolution:
- Regarding the performance of the procedures of deletion, trade or cession of the domain with disputable name;
- Regarding the performance of the suspension procedure for the domain with disputable name;
- Regarding the performance of the restriction procedure for the domain with disputable name without the order of the court or arbitration, are rejected, because .lt registry does not interfere with the dispute resolution in administrative methods.