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Title: Legal Nature and Protection of Domain Names with Emphasis on Iranian Law
Authors: Bakhtiarvand, Mostafa
Keywords: Domain names;Property;Contractual rights;Intellectual property;Iranian law
Issue Date: May-2016
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: One of the main questions about domain names is whether they are property rights and therefore governed by property rules or contractual rights to which the general rules of contract law apply? In Iran, domain names may be simultaneously, property and contractual rights. Domain names may be intellectual property at the same time e.g. where they are registered as trademark but this does not mean that they are intellectual property in themselves. IRNIC, the .ir ccTLD manager in Iran, has adopted a number of documents to regulate.ir domain names. The gTLD domain holders must respect the ICANN rules. However, it is recommended that the Iranian legislator passes a specific law to deal with all aspects of domain names.
Page(s): 166-174
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/34730
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JIPR Vol.21(3) [May 2016]

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