Domain Names in India

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LEGAL WRITING AND RESEARCH

RESEARCH PAPER ON DOMAIN NAMES FOR 9TH SEMESTER, BALLB(H) AT USLLS, GGSIP UNIVERSITY

Submitted by-Aditya Narayan Mahajan 0261653808

Mentored by-Mr. Zubair Ahmed Khan

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CONTENT
Certificate ………………………………………………………….... 3

Acknowledgment ………………………………………………….....4

Chapter 1- Introduction……………………………………………... 5

Chapter 2-The problem of notoriety: famous and well known marks

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Chapter 3-Domain name and Intellectual Property Rights …….. 23

Chapter 4-Problem Of Uniqueness: Technical measures for Coexistence of similar names …….. 29

Chapter 5-Domain Name- Judicial View …………………………... 40

Chapter 6-Domain Names- A Comparative Study ………………....50

Conclusion

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Bibliography ………………………………………………………......67

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CERTIFICATE
This is to certify that the research paper entitled “Domain Names” done by Mr.Aditya Narayan Mahajan , Roll no -0261653808 is an authentic work carried out by him at the University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sector 16-C Dwarka , New Delhi, under my guidance. The matter embodied in this project has not been submitted earlier to the best of my knowledge.

(Mentor- Mr. Zubair Ahmed Khan ) University School Of Law and Legal Studies Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Sector 16-C Dwarka, New Delhi-110075

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I am highly obliged to my research paper mentor Mr. Zubair Ahmed Khan, Assistant Professor at University School Of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, for his continuous guidance, suggestions, help and cooperation, without which it would have been impossible to achieve the completion and success in the work allotted to me. I express my sincere thanks to him for giving his kind attention at all times. I would also like to thank my Dean Professor Dr Suman Gupta for giving me suggestions and her kind attention at all times.

Aditya Narayan Mahajan Roll No.-0261653808 BALLB(H) University School Of Law And Legal Studies

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
What is Domain name? A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control on the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS). The domain name system (DNS) serves the central function of facilitating users ability to navigate the Internet. It does so with the aid of two components; the domain name and its corresponding Internet Protocol (IP) number. A domain name is the human-friendly’s address of a computer that is usually in a form that is easy to remember or to identify, such as www.wipo.int. An IP number is the unique underlying numeric address, such as 192.91.247.53. Distributed databases contain the lists of domain names and their corresponding IP numeric addresses and perform the function of mapping the domain names to their IP numeric addresses for the purpose of directing requests to connect computers on the Internet. The DNS is structured in a hierarchical manner which allows for the decentralized administration of name-to-address mapping. This last new characteristic has provided the basis for the remarkable speed at which new computers can be added to the Internet, while ensuring their accurate name resolution Domain names are used in various networking contexts and application-specific naming and addressing purposes. In general, a domain name represents an Internet Protocol (IP) resource, such as a personal computer used to access the Internet, a server computer hosting a web site, or the web site itself or any other service communicated via the Internet. Domain names are organized in subordinate levels (sub domains) of the DNS root domain, which is nameless. The first-level set of domain names are the top-level domains (TLDs), including the generic top-level domains (GTLDs), such as the prominent domains com, info, net and...
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