About Us

We specialised in dispute resolution, intellectual property, Internet, and e-commerce.

History of ADNDRC

ADNDRC was jointly established by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) in 2002. It was established as a charitable institution in Hong Kong and remains today the same status.

Since the inception of ADNDRC, CIETAC and HKIAC have been operating respectively as the Beijing Office and Hong Kong Office of the ADNDRC, providing domain name dispute resolution services under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

In 2006, the Korean Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee (KIDRC) joined the ADNDRC and started to operate as the Seoul Office.

In 2009, the ADNDRC announced the opening of its Kuala Lumpur Office operated by the Asian International Arbitration centre (AIAC).

As of March 2021, the Hong Kong office (HKIAC) operates the Secretariat of the ADNDRC. The Kuala Lumpur Office (AIAC) was the Secretariat of the ADNDRC from 2018 – February 2021.

Our Services

As a dispute resolution service provider accredited by ICANN, the Centre administers domain name dispute resolution proceedings through its four offices not only under the UDRP, but also under the following ICANN policies:-

  • Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)
  • Trademark Post Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure (TM-PDDRP)
  • Registrar Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy (TDRP)
  • Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policy (SDRP)
  • Charter Eligibility Dispute Resolution Policy (CEDRP)

ADNDRC is also a Dispute-Resolution Service Provider approved by the OP3FT to resolve disputes concerning Frogans addresses. The dispute policy for Frogans Addresses (UDRP-F) is based on the UDRP.

The Four Operating Offices

HKIAC is an independent non-profit organization established in 1985 to assist disputing parties to solve disputes by arbitration and by other means of alternate dispute resolution.

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The Korea Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee (KIDRC) was established in accordance with the Article 16 of the Act on Internet Address Resources (enacted on January 20, 2004), with the aim to prevent Cyber-squatting in Internet Address and use of Internet Address in bad faith.

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CIETAC is the leading international commercial arbitration institution in China, with its headquarters in Beijing. It was originally established in April 1956 within the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.

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The Asian International Arbitration centre (AIAC) is a non-profit non-governmental international arbitral institution which was established in 1978 under the auspices of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO).

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The Structure

ADNDRC is governed by a Council composed of leading professionals who are specialised in dispute resolution, intellectual property, Internet, and e-commerce.

Under the ADNDRC Council, there are two committees, namely, the Panel Selection Committee and Business Development and Promotion Committee.

The ADNDRC Secretariat is responsible for the administration of ADNDRC, which includes providing support to the Council and its sub-committees and liaising with the relevant organisations and other stakeholders. The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General, Kiran Sanghera (Special Counsel at HKIAC) who will report to the Chairman and the Council.

The current Chairman of the ADNDRC is Professor Dr. Jeongil Suh.


The present Council Members of the ADNDRC are as follows:

Name Position at ADNDRC ADNDRC Office
Dr. Christopher To Council Member Hong Kong
Mr. Dennis Cai Council Member Hong Kong
Ms. Sarah Grimmer Council Member Hong Kong
Ms. Karen Tan Council Member Hong Kong
Dr. Jeongil Suh Chairman Seoul
Mr. Do Doohyung Council Member Seoul
Mr. Lee Kuy Sung Council Member Seoul
Mr. Daehee Lee Council Member Seoul
Mr. Wang Chengjie Council Member Beijing
Mr. Zhao Jian Council Member Beijing
Mr. Li Hu Council Member Beijing
Dr. Yang Fan Council Member Beijing
Ms. Nivedita Venkatraman Council Member Kuala Lumpur
Mr. Albertus Aldio Primadi Council Member Kuala Lumpur
Ms. Kiran Sanghera Ex-officio Member (Secretary General) Hong Kong

There are presently two committees in the ADNDRC – the Panel Selection Committee and the Business Development Committee. Each committee comprises of a representative from each of the ADNDRC offices as indicated below.

Panel Selection Committee

Ms. Nivedita Venkatraman (Chair)
Ms. Sarah Grimmer
Prof. Suh Jeongil
Dr. Christopher To
Ms. Chun Wu
Dr. Yang Fan

Business Development Committee

Mr. Do Doohyung (Chair)
Ms. Karen Tan
Dr. Christopher To
Dr. Yang Fan