The independent complaints board
The Complaints Board for Domain Names is an independent board that determines
disputes concerning the right to .dk domain names. The Board has legal authority pursuant to Section 13(1) of the Danish Act on Internet domains specifically allocated to Denmark (the Internet Domains Act), and the Board is appointed by the Danish Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation.
The Complaints Board consists of three members and three substitutes, each of whom is appointed by the Danish Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation for a four-year period. The chairman and his/her substitute must satisfy the general conditions for appointment as a High Court or Supreme Court judge. The two other members and their substitutes must have documented theoretical or practical expertise in name and trademark rights. In cases bearing on consumer claims and in cases of general public importance, the Complaints Board is supplemented by two additional members representing consumer and business interests respectively.
The Complaints Board handles disputes between registrants and third parties and between registrants and DK Hostmaster A/S. The Complaints Board also handles complaints about DK Hostmaster’s decisions pursuant to Section 11(3) of the Internet Domains Act.
The Complaints Board hears and determines cases relating to complaints that a domain registration has been carried out in contravention of applicable Danish law or in contravention of DK Hostmaster’s rules. The Complaints Board is also able to determine whether the registration of the domain name should be deleted, suspended or transferred to the complainant or a physical or legal entity nominated by the complainant.
The Complaints Board is not able to give decisions on payment of damages or compensation.
Click here to go directly to the Complaints Board’s homepage.