Regarding .hk domain names, the DRP applies to all new registrations done after 1st June 2001 and re-registration done with the adoption of the new Registration Agreement effective on 1st June, 2001. Therefore, domain names registered before 1st June 2001 and do not adopt the Registration Agreement are not governed by the DRP.
In case the DRP applies, to each registrant, the arbitration proceeding set out in the DRP is mandatory. These proceedings will be conducted before one of the Dispute Resolution Service Providers approved by HKDNR (the Provider). Presently, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre is the only Provider accredited to provide such arbitration services.