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A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS). Any name registered in the DNS is a domain name. Domain names are used in various networking contexts and application-specific naming and addressing purposes.

Domain name is the fundamental element in putting up your website and your online presence, and subsequently gives you an opportunity to build a brand online. Selecting and protecting the appropriate domains affect your presence and bring your business up front.

Domain names are used in various networking contexts and application-specific naming and addressing purposes. They are organized in subordinate levels (subdomains) of the DNS root domain, which is nameless.

Different categories of Domains are;

  • Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLD)
  • gTLD is one of the categories of top-level domains (TLDs) maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) for use in the Domain Name System of the Internet. The core group of generic top-level domains consists of the com, info, net, biz and org domains.

  • Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLD)

    ccTLD are generally used or reserved for a country, a sovereign state, or a dependent territory, and consist of a two-letter code such as .qa (Qatar).

  • International Domain Names (IDN ccTLD)

    IDNs are domain names consisting of language-native characters. Such domain names could contain letters or characters from non-ASCII scripts (for example, Arabic Hindi or Chinese) such as the IDN for India (.भारत).

Due to the increased abuse of brand names through online infringements and cybersquatting, domain name registration and protection become necessary. Organizations have the right to protect their domain names like any other intellectual property; domains are considered one of the most important resources and assets of organizations.

MARAMIYA registers country-level domain names, conduct domain name searches, and ensure timely payment of maintenance fees. Our attorneys provide advice on protecting the ownership of your rights across the Internet, and assist you in resolving domain name disputes including taking action against cyber-squatters. We will also defend you against any defamatory or disparaging activities taking place online.