The research paper aims to address the legal implications and challenges that Internet technology coins upon the traditional concepts and principles of Jordanian civil law-and is particularly concerned with the formation of Contracts and Evidence law(s).
The paper is divided into five parts, in part; I will give a general introduction on domain names. In part II, I will examine the problem of cybersquatting and the solutions proposed on the national and international level. In part III, I will examine the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
The purpose of the paper is to examine why we need criminal sanctions to deal with domain name disputes particularly in the case of typosquatting? Are the civil liabilities in the Anti Cyber Protection Act (ACPA) not enough to combat typosquatting? Do we need the Truth of Domain Name Act (TDNA)?
In the past decade, the rapid growth of the Internet in recent years and the proliferation of Information Technologies (IT) are making a dramatic and profound impact on the way humans communicate, conduct business, and sell their goods and services.
The study explores legal implications posed by the growth of establishing websites and registration of domain names. The researcher introduces his paper by providing readers with a primary introduction to domain names, their definitions, the Domain Name System (DNS), types of domain names either generic; Top level domains (gTLDS)
The research paper builds on earlier studies that examine the UDRP system, and assess the flaws and bias within that system. It outlines first the problem with domain name disputes, and analyzes the different regulatory models for regulation of domain names and cyberspace as envisaged by professor Lawrence Lessig.
The research tries to examine the extent to which the Jordanian legal system is capable of dealing with the problem of cybersquatting. It argues that the current Jordanian legal system is not currently capable of dealing with the problem of cybersquatting, and this is due to several reasons.