To regulate the domain name disputes in India, the Indian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy was formulated by the .IN Registry in India. The said policy was drafted in consonance with the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Internet being a global medium, it is very difficult to ascertain jurisdiction to file and contest the case. In such a situation, proceedings will have to be filed in every country where the Country Code Top Level Domain is registered. This increases the cost of litigation and it is not practical for the complainant to file a complaint is so many countries. Considering the above issues, need of a policy to regulate filing and resolution of disputes was required and thus the policy was framed.
This Policy is applicable for. IN domain names which is the Country Code Top Level Domain for India and is regulated by the .IN Registry, an autonomous body established by NIXI for regulation and registration of .IN Domain Names.
The following grounds are considered to be valid for filing a complaint: