Our fees are subject to change from time to time. (Please contact the relevant Registry for confirmation of the amount due at the time of filing.)
ARBITRATION FEE (COMPLAINT FEE)
The fee payable to start the formal stage of a domain dispute is £900 (per domain).
Additional, per-page fees apply for large evidence filings.
Once this is paid, the Complainant must put in their statement of case as a formal CIDD Arbitration Challenge/Complaint.
The applicable fees for the submission of an appeal are £3,500 excluding VAT.
A Defendant/Respondent can only appeal where they availed themselves of the full dispute hearing by paying the Contested Dispute Fee, where required.
In exceptional circumstances, for example if an in-person hearing is held, we will request that the Parties pay additional fees to be agreed between us, the Parties and the Adjudicator.
ABOUT THE FEES
All fees are calculated on a cost-recovery basis, and are passed on in their entirety to the Adjudicator(s),
The Registry does not charge for our mediation or administration services in respect of the CIDD, nor for its role in providing related administration services, such as managing comunications between the parties and the Expert.
CIDD is a low cost arbitration service and therefore costs are no recoverable.
Please note: Your alternative using this service is to bring a dispute in a court having jurisdiction over the domain (usually Guernsey or Jersey), where the Court will and usually do make appropriate costs orders. These costs may be in excess of £25,000; however please also note that in accordance with existing caselaw, a Court may consider limiting recoverable costs to the cost of the CIDD process with the accompanying risk that the prevailing party could being substantially out of pocket as a result of not using the available DRS.