Domain names such as lastminute.com are the hostnames that provide more easily memorable locators for the representation of numeric IP addresses. As e-commerce continues to grow, domain names are increasingly regarded as an integral part of a business’s brand signature, and so can be quite sought after.
Domain name disputes are therefore a familiar and increasing feature of IT law, particularly in relation to generic top-level domain such as .com and .org. Various arbitration forums exist to settle domain name disputes, including the ICANN dispute resolution procedure for top-level domains and the Nominet procedure for UK domains.
Pactum Law offers advice and assistance in the registration and commercial resale of domain names, as well as the instigation of arbitration proceedings against cybersquatters and other iniquitous registrants.