The Internet Domain Act states that all registrants of .dk domain names should comply with good domain name practice. This means, for example, that you cannot register or hold a domain name with the sole purpose of reselling it or renting it out. This course will improve your understanding of good domain name practice and will explain the criteria on which rulings on good domain name practice are based.
Clement Salung Petersen is Secretary of the Complaints Board for Domain Names and Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Law. Since 2005, the Complaints Board for Domain Names – an independent complaints board established by the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs - has ruled on numerous cases of good domain name practice.
What you will learn on the course
- What are the criteria by which "good domain name practice" is defined?
- Do economic operators have more right to a domain name than a registrant without commercial interests (e.g. consumers or associations)?
- Can you breach good domain name practice by using the domain name solely for purposes other than websites (e.g. emails only)?
- Can a registrant who has maintained the registration of a .dk domain name for many years be required to transfer the domain name to a newly started company with an interest in using this domain name?
- Does it breach good domain name practice to "park" a domain name with a provider who then uses the domain name to generate revenue through an automated advertisement portal project?
- Could the use of .dk domain names for so-called "hate pages" be in breach of good domain name practice?
- Does using a domain name for a website with illegal content (such as defamatory content or copyrighted material that is made available illegally) breach good domain name practice?
- What is the correlation between good domain name practice and the requirement of the Danish Marketing Act for traders to comply with good marketing practice?
- What is the correlation between good domain name practice and obligations to avoid breach of the rights of others according to the Trade Marks Act, the Marketing Act and the Names Act?
- To what extent are you allowed to offer your domain name for sale?
- To what extent are you permitted to rent out a domain name?
- How does the Complaints Board for Domain Names deal with matters concerning these issues?
This course is open to anyone who is interested in domain name law, including
- Registrants of .dk domain names
- Registrars of .dk domain names
- Lawyers and other advisers
Date: Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Time: 9.00 am to 12.00 midday
Address: Ørestads Boulevard 108, 2300 Copenhagen S
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