__[12 December 2015] This proposed amendment has now been effected.
Regulation 2 of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations issued in terms of section 69 read with section 94 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (Act No. 25 of 2002) is hereby amended by the substitution for regulation 2(2) of the following regulation:
“(2) Only Internet domain names registered in the.co.za,.net.za,.web,za and.org.za second level domains shall be open to alternative dispute resolution under these Regulations.”[3 November 2014] The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has published notice of its intention to amend the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Regulations by expanding their scope of application to include certain second level domains (`net.za’, `org.za’ and `web.za’) in addition to “.co.za”.
The Department has invited the public to comment on the intended amendment as well as on which second level domains should be included.
Comments are due by 30 November (a Sunday) and should be addressed to:The Director-General, Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services For attention: Mr. Lesetja Motlatla, Deputy Director: IT email@example.com Tel: (012) 427-8047/ 800 Fax: (012) 430-2028