Understanding Domain Names in India
With the inception, advent, and rapid globalization of the Internet, a revolutionary change has been witnessed in the field of communications. Internet has become a cornerstone in every establishment be it commercial organizations, government bodies or institutions. The internet and cyberspace is being significantly used in almost every sector be it banking, research, education, entertainment, healthcare etc.
The domain name system enables the trademark holders to enforce their rights over names that are similar or identical to their existing trademarks, particularly by seeking control over the domain names at issue.
The profound use of internet in e-commerce and e-communication has also raised concerns in the realm of intellectual property. The rampant growth of websites has also given rise to disputes relating to domain. The issues of cybersquatting and hijacking has become the bone of contention among companies who have invested significant amount of money and time in their mark only to realize that their names and trademarks have been taken up by e-pirates.
Available domain names can be searched by the registrant here. The statutory body regulating domain names in India is the .IN Registry that is primarily responsible for maintaining .IN ccTLD and for ensuring their reliability, stability and security.
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