Serious Issue : Every Registrants Attention Required

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  1. RetiredMember

    RetiredMember India Guest

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    Please treat this Issue very Serious and Urgent, Your urgent action is required :

    Due to Govt. of India' regulations all domain names which directly contains porn words like sex, sexy, porn or any other words of similar nature are considered as bad registrations and liable for actions.

    We request you to either make these names as inactive and /or then delete them as even transferring to other registrar will not be a help as every registrars are under scan.

    See this two reports urgently :

    Domain registrar held in porn website racket - The Times of India

    Easy money lures tech-savvy youths - Hindustan Times


    In articles see these lines :

    “We have got records of some more pornographic websites’ owners and they will be arrested soon. All the people, including the service provider, website designer, domain registrar and hotel staff, involved in the crime will be booked,”

    "There is Mumbai-based company which used to sub-lease the rights of domain registration. The accused also got the rights of sub-leasing domain registration. We will ask the IT ministry to monitor domain registration is not misused from now on,"

    Here is copy of Famous section 69A of cyber law : ( Please note Registrars are counted as intermediary)

    69A. (1) Where the Central Government or any of its officer specially authorised by it in this behalf is satisfied that it is necessary or expedient so to do in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence relating to above, it may subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), for reasons to be recorded in writing, by order, direct any agency of the Government or intermediary to block for access by the public or cause to be blocked for access by the public any information generated, transmitted, received, stored or hosted in any computer resource.

    (2) The procedure and safeguards subject to which such blocking for access by the public may be carried out, shall be such as may be prescribed.

    (3) The intermediary who fails to comply with the direction issued under sub-section (1) shall be punished with an imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and also be liable to fine.

    69B. (1) The Central Government may, to enhance cyber security and for identification, analysis and prevention of intrusion or spread of computer contaminant in the country, by notification in the Official Gazette, authorise any agency of the Government to monitor and collect traffic data or information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer resource.

    (2) The intermediary or any person in-charge or the computer resource shall, when called upon by the agency which has been authorised under sub-section (1), provide technical assistance and extend all facilities to such agency to enable online access or to secure and provide online access to the computer resource generating, transmitting, receiving or storing such traffic data or information.

    (3) The procedure and safeguards for monitoring and collecting traffic data or information, shall be such as may be prescribed.

    (4) Any intermediary who intentionally or knowingly contravenes the provisions of sub-section (2) shall be punished with an imprisonment for a term which any extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.


    Your suggestions are invited ...........



    Further Clarifications :

    Domain name directly contains a objectionable word and content on domain name both is equally important , you have objectionable domain name but contents are safe then where you are violating law ? Even domain name looks good but if you put objectionable content then you are violating law ... so only domain name is just like license gun no harm in keeping but if you fires it at wrong place then law comes in between.

    We still suggest that direct reference of the highly porn keywords in domain name is not good bet....but If you have traffic on such names then put some safe content or educational content about the sex on these domains (also donot put on parking, they may show offensive links which can lead you in trouble) in such cases you are not violating any law. We think that lot of other countries also have such kind of restrictions ?

    Please donot get panicked. We put this here for healthy discussion....
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for letting us know. I've moved the thread to the legal section and sticky'd it.
     
  3. the_poet

    the_poet Italy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Mitsu! I have always thought that if you're a .IN domainer, you have to avoid adult domain names and that's what I have done. Last year I saw Pornstar.co.in (a huge one if you ask me) drop but passed on it as I didn't want to jeopardize the reputation of my portfolio, even for a quick sale.
     
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    One more thing, Just talk legal expert and .In registry officials they updated that having sex related keyword domains will not have any harm but what matters what type of links and content you kept on them ? If content violates the law then this is an issue.


    Anyway, We are taking this issue very seriously within our registrar's forum and will update you soon.


    No Need to Panic if you have any such registrations , just keep off from parking and keep healthy content.
     
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    galls.in
    this is redirected to a porn site gallsin.xxx Isn't the domain galls.in need action. Or is it legal to redirect.
    I have sent mail to inregistry before, but I think my mail didn't reach them. The owner is from Russia and he is managing his network with someone from India. His other domain insex.in supended after several complaints.
    Looks like he is a big scammer, who can manipulate rules. He can bribe registrars.
    I doubt anyone can stop him or not?
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    I think it was one of mine. Sold or dropped most of the similar types of names when I heard about the potential action quite some time ago.
     
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    the_poet Italy Well-Known Member

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    Wise decision!
     
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    domainking131 India Forum Leader Staff Member

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    Very useful article. Thanks!