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South Africa is a large country in, unsurprisingly, southern Africa. South Africa is one of the most politically stable countries in the African continent, having regular, uninterrupted elections for over a century. South Africa has a strong economy and has a strong international trade sector, exporting gold, diamonds, platinum, and other natural resources. .GOV.ZA is designated for the government entities located in South Africa.
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The most recent source for .gov.za domains dispute policy can be found at: www.zadna.org.za/documents/Annexure_G_Alternative_Dispute_Resolution_Regulations.pdf
Definitions and application
"abusive registration" means a domain name which either- (a) was registered or otherwise acquired in a manner which, at the time when the registration or acquisition took place, took unfair advantage of or was unfairly detrimental to the complainant's rights; or (b) has been used in a manner that takes unfair advantage of, or is unfairly detrimental to the complainant's rights;
"adjudicator" means a dispute resolution adjudicator appointed by a provider to decide a dispute or appeal;
"complainant" means a person who lodges a dispute in terms of these Regulations;
"day" means, unless otherwise stated, any day other than Saturday, Sunday or any public holiday in the Republic, and "days" have a corresponding meaning;
"decision" means a determination made by an adjudicator in accordance with these Regulations ;
"offensive registration" means a domain name in which the complainant cannot necessarily establish rights but the registration of which is contrary to law, contra bonos mores or is likely to give offence to any class of persons;
"party" means a complainant or registrant and "parties" has a corresponding meaning; "procedure" means procedural rules in terms of which a dispute is to be conducted as set out in Chapter Ill;
"provider" means a domain name dispute resolution service provider accredited, in terms of Chapter IV of these Regulations, by the Authority and whose name appears on the list of accredited providers published by the Authority on its website;
"reverse domain name Hijacking" means using these Regulations in bad faith to attempt to deprive a registrant of a domain name;
"rights" and "registered rights" include intellectual property rights, commercial, cultural, linguistic, religious and personal rights protected under South African law, but is not limited thereto; "rules" means the alternative dispute resolution rules provided for in Chapter II;
"second level domain administrator" means an entity licensed, or to be licensed, by the Authority to operate a second level domain in the .za domain name space;
"supplementary procedure" includes word and page limits, guidelines, the means for communicating with the provider and the adjudicator and the form of cover sheets adopted by a provider to supplement the procedure;
"the Act" means the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (Act No. 25 of 2002); and
"whois database" means a database of contact details relating to a domain name provided by a second level domain administrator.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules
Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure
"The complainant certifies that the information contained in this dispute is, to the best of complainant's knowledge, both complete and accurate, that this dispute is not being used for any improper purpose, such as to harass the registrant, and that the assertions in this dispute are warranted under these Regulations and under applicable law.
Signature of Complainant
I certify that before administering the oath/affirmation I asked the deponent the following questions and wrote down her/his answers in his/her presence:
(i) Do you know and understand the contents of the declaration? Answer:
(ii) Do you have any objection to taking the prescribed oath or affirmation? Answer:
(iii) Do you consider the prescribed oath or affirmation to be binding on your conscience? Answer:
I certify that the deponent has acknowledged that she/he knows and understands the contents of this declaration. The deponent utters the following words: "I swear that the contents of this declaration cpr144449003101 are true, so help me God." I "I truly affirm that the contents of the declaration are true". The signature/mark of the deponent is affixed to the declaration in my presence.
Commissioner of Oaths Full Name:
Office held ex officio: Business address: Date:
annex any documentary or other evidence together with a schedule (n) be accompanied by any evidence available in electronic form; and (o) comply with any word limitation imposed by a provider in the provider's supplementary procedure.
Accreditation of Providers
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