Cybersquatting victims are frustrated that registrars outside India won’t take down domains.
Some Indian ISPs have blocked access to three major domain name registrars.
The move comes as part of a long-running dispute over cybersquatting. Indian courts and cybersquatting victims are frustrated that registrars are not responding to their take-down notices. Some registrars are seemingly asking that plaintiffs get a U.S. court order rather than one from India.
Attorney Ankur Raheja, who frequently acts as a Respondent’s representative in UDRP cases, noted today that five registrars’ websites are not accessible through a few Indian ISPs at this time: Dynadot, Namecheap, Tucows, Sarek and Gransy. The first three are among the top 15 largest domain registrars, although Tucows mostly sells domains through resellers.
In terms of the following order of Hon’ble High Court in February 2023, 5 Domain Registrar websites are not accessible from few Indian ISPs for now like #JIO, #Airtel, etc.
The Registrars include @Dynadot; @Namecheap; @tucows; Sarek; and Gransy. #Domains #Registrar #Domain… https://t.co/Pm0OF7Me7S
— Ankur Raheja (@ankurraheja) March 12, 2023
I contacted Namecheap about a month ago for comment on the February 10 court order but did not receive a comment back.
That is good news. Has anyone ever tried litigating in Indian Courts ? DON’T !. Unless you only want to win for sake of your heir’s in 30 years. As for decisions, the decisions of UK Court’s is abysmal as they seem to take on Judges with ZERO experience in the field that
is being litigated. Back to the story. Well again, try and enforce a US or UK Court Order or Judgment in India. You have not got a chance. Yet the Indian Court’s expect One Way traffic.
I think it is very good that Registrars are asking for US Orders. That is way things work anyway in my knowledge. (1) You get Court Order. (2) You Then apply to the Court in
the Country you wish to enforce Order in , to Verify the Order and then issue an Order allowing Foreign/Order or Judgement to be enforced. THAT is always how it has worked
for Decades. Just because subject matter is Domains make’s no difference, but clearly India is not happy. Tough !.
MARK GONSA says
These are pretty sh*tty domain companies anyway. Good for them.
Why your lawyers are crying then?
I read the Order and it Includes MICROSOFT ™ as a Plaintiff along with others and GODADDY ™ as a Defendant along with others.
Hmm, I cannot see what TLD’s/CC’s they are trying to enforce against. I guess if they are
dot in’s then yes Court will have abilitym to do something ,but their reach is not outside of Borders of India.
I mean, imagine US Judge tell “Hindustan” they MUST do something. They would laugh.
Face: Both GD & MS have Indian CEO’s.
and obviously presence in India
but NC and DD have non-Indian CEO.
You need to have India CEO. That’s it.
You must have an Indian CEO in USA in order to have a say in the Indian court plus $$$$$ under the table.
Google, PepsiCo, politicians from India heritage.. ..
Indians has the highest income $$$ and assets in USA and in Britain
It helps India is a democratic and has strong ties with USA but does not want to burn bridges with Russia
Yup,I know many Indians with names like Jack, Michael, Mary, Susan who send me emails every day asking me to do website design with their 2000 strong IT professionals.
The domain industry should fight against any type of blanket laws or changes to the use of redirects etc. If an individual domain is deemed infringing etc then that should be addressed in the court of the country where the domain registrar is located like as always before. The u.s is not the worlds policeman. As well if Im not mistaken the U.S does no longer have complete control over the entire Internet system like it once did Punishing an entire registry and all subsequent domain owners who have may have domains at that registry seems legally questionable and way over the top. As well it may be possible for individual domainers those who own domains at these registrars to be able to counter sue the indian courts and these rogue ISP’s who are attempting to block ALL of the traffic instead of using a specific DNS filter. I think Indian Internet service providers may well could be sued for a blanket block like this of ALL traffic from a specific registrar. Does anyone know the names of the “cybersquatting” domains in question? I am very interested in this story and would
like to hear more when details are available