This book offers a comparative analysis of the domain name registration systems utililsed in Australia and the United Kingdom. Taking an international perspective, the author analyses the global trends and dynamics of the domain name registration systems and explores the advantages and disadvantages of restrictive and less restrictive systems by addressing issues of consumer protection. The book examines the regulatory frameworks in the restrictive and unrestrictive registration systems and considers recent developments in this area. Jenny Ng also examines the legal and economic implications of these regulatory frameworks, drawing upon economic theory, regulatory and systems theory as well as applying rigorous legal analysis. In doing so, this work proposes ways in which such systems could be better designed to reflect the needs of the specific circumstances in individual jurisdictions. The Domain Name Registration System will be of particular interest to academics and students of IT law and e-commerce.
1. Liberalization, Consumer Protection and Growth - the tug and pull relationship in the domain name registration system 2. The Domain Name Registration System – An Overview 3. Domain Name Registration Systems in OECD Countries: Surveys, Illustrations and Analysis 4. Comparative Analysis – Abusive Registrations 5. Comparative Analysis – Problems of Competing Legitimate Interests 6. Comparative Analysis – Promoting Growth in the Number of Domain Name Registrations 7. Tugging and Pulling