The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is delighted to host the 2019 ADNDRC Conference on 11 September 2019 to address emerging issues in domain name dispute resolution. The theme for this year's Conference is Protecting Domain Names in Asia.

Since its inaugural conference in 2005, the ADNDRC Conference has provided a unique forum for participants to exchange views on hot topics on domain name dispute resolution, bringing together in-house counsel, barristers, solicitors, arbitrators, domain name experts, and senior executives of major local and international corporations.


  • Managing domain name disputes in Asia: New challenges and strategies
  • Strategies of enforcing your trademark rights in ADR forums and in courts
  • ICANN's New gTLDs programme and its new Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs)
  • Privacy and the domain name system: GDPR implications
  • The way forward - Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) and IP arbitration and mediation


  • English


  • RMB 450

Visa Requirements

A China tourist visa is required for most foreigners wishing to visit China. Please check with your travel agent whether a visa is required.

If you wish to apply for a tourist visa, please complete and email the application form to Cici Tam at cici.tam@hk.fcm.travel. Please also check if your passport photo fulfills the requirements. The time to process a China tourist visa application is normally 3 to 4 working days and the application fee subjects to nationality.


The Marco Polo Shenzhen is constantly rated as on one of the best hotels at the heart of Futian, the city's Central Business District. The hotel is an ideal base to explore the vibrant city of Shenzhen, also known as the Silicon Valley of China. 

Conference participants are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Nevertheless, the HKIAC has reserved a limited number of rooms at the following rate at the Marco Polo Shenzhen from 10 - 12 September, 2019: 

Superior Room:

  • RMB 820/room/night (excluding breakfast) plus 10% service charge and 6% VAT
  • RMB 920/room/night (including 1 breakfast) plus 10% service charge and 6% VAT

Deluxe Room:

  • RMB 970/room/night (excluding breakfast) plus 10% service charge and 6% VAT
  • RMB 1,070/room/night (including 1 breakfast) plus 10% service charge and 6% VAT

Rooms are limited and reservations will be subject to availability. If you wish to take advantage of preferential rates, please complete and email this form to the Marco Polo Shenzhen at resv.shz@marcopolohotels.com on or before 8 September 2019. Each participant is responsible for his/her own room charges. 

How to get there?

Metro15 minutes travelling time between Shopping Park Station and Luohu Railway Station and 4 minutes walking distance after exiting from Shopping Park Station

High Speed Rail: 10 minutes walking distance to Futian Station

Car Transfer: HKD 1,800 for one way trip from Hong Kong to the Marco Polo Shenzhen (7-Seater MPV). Same day round trip for HKD 3,300. Conference participants are advised to travel in groups of less than 7. Please contact Cici Tam at cici.tam@hk.fcm.travel for enquiries and reservation. 

About the organisers

ADNDRC - Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre

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). Since 2018, the Kuala Lumpur Office (AIAC) operates the Secretariat of the ADNDRC. For more information, see https://www.adndrc.org.

HKIAC - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Founded in 1985, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is one of Asia's oldest and most prestigious international arbitration institutions, offering efficient and cost effective arbitration administration services, in addition to mediation, adjudication and domain name dispute resolution. According to Global Arbitration Review, "No regional institution has been running so successfully for so long." With its multinational and multilingual Secretariat consisting of lawyers from around the world and a Panel Arbitrators comprised of leading arbitration experts with wide ranging expertise and experience from over 40 jurisdictions, HKIAC is Asia's premier arbitration institution. The pre-eminence of HKIAC as a venue for resolving international and domestic disputes is bolstered by its spacious state-of-the-art hearing facilities in central Hong Kong and is reflected in its diverse caseload. For more information, see www.hkiac.org.


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