Although the Internet and its associated technologies may at first seem complex, particularly to a non-technical person, many aspects of the internet have been simplified and abstracted to the point where they are quite easy. For example, domain registration requires only that you have a name in mind and a way to make the modest payment. For a very small sum of money, you can lay claim to some virtual Internet real estate, and this means that inevitably domain name disputes in California are very common.
Basis for Dispute
Sometimes domain name disputes in California are honest disputes: Two companies or individuals with similar ideas, or disparate reasons to desire the same URL. Sometimes, however, domain names are registered in bad faith, with the intention of holding the URL hostage for a large sum of money (cybersquatting). Since domain names can be registered for very small sums of money, it can be very profitable.
There are three ways of handling domain name disputes in California:
A domain name is a crucial aspect of a business’s marketing and online branding, and as such it is crucial that disputes over domain names be handled correctly, applying the most effective strategy.