Domain Names do not have any specific law as such but it is basically covered as per general laws such as Law of Contract or Intellectual Property Right and even at local level, the Criminal Law and Information Technology Laws apply.
As soon as you accept an agreement at the time of registration of Domain Name, you become liable for any violation of terms, which includes reference to ICANN Policies and regulations. Therefore, in the first place you are liable to the Registrar as a Registrant of a Domain Name and any violation of terms may result in suspension of a Domain Name. Similar principles are applicable for .IN Domain as laid down under INDRP Policy
Further, UDRP Policy and Trademark laws keep your Domain Name in check for any violation of Trademark rights of any registered holders. The terms of Domain Name Registration already contain references to ICANN’s UDRP policy. And the terms also require you to provide for correct WHOIS info at all times, unless you opt for a WHOIS Privacy service. As soon as a Domain Name is registered with a new Email ID, the same is verified by the Domain Registrar by sending an email to the registered Email ID of the Domain Registrant(RAA verification).
Our Domain Name management and Cyber Law compliance services can make sure that your Domain Names are in your good control and are not violating any terms of service of the Domain Registrar or ICANN Policies.
- UDRP Policy (Covers major Domain Names, like .com, .net, .org and so on)
- .INDRP Policy (.In 2nd level and 3rd level Domain Names)
Comments or questions are welcome.