Domain Name Disputes: Technology Outpaces the Legal System

Abstract

The history of the human race is replete with instances in which the implementation of a new technology renders obsolete one or more facets of a society, such as human beliefs, the infrastructure of an industry, or the method of organization of labor. One such case is the rapid growth of the Internet and the World Wide Web (the Web), and the resulting inadequacy of legal systems to provide needed structures for the new realities. In particular, this paper deals with the legal inadequacy dealing with domain name disputes (DNDs). This paper discusses the evolution of the legal framework to address DNDs and based on the analysis of this evolution it provides recommendations to form strategies for preventing, detecting and pursuing cyber-squatters in order to prevent DNDs.

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@inproceedings{Ramanujan2008DomainND, title={Domain Name Disputes: Technology Outpaces the Legal System}, author={Sam Ramanujan and Someswar Kesh}, year={2008} }