Duksh K. Koonjoobeeharry

Duksh K. Koonjoobeeharry

Team Lead, Open Source Geek, Internet Legal Research
Joined on February 1, 2017
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Duksh is a geek from the tropical island of Mauritius who spend his time dreaming, designing, building online content management platforms based on open source technologies while being active on Internet governance related issues on a global level with a focus in the African region by being part of the African Network Information Center (AFRINIC) for over 10 years now.

As a LLM student in Internet Law and Policy from the Strathclyde University of Scotland, Duksh conducted research works in order to understand the legal aspects and implications related to Internet Governance, Domain Name Resolution, E-commerce Law and International Intellectual Property Rights. He publishes those research works as blogs in order to share his knowledge and accelerate further research work conducted by other IG fellows.

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Is a New Set of Governance Mechanism Necessary for the New gTLDs?

In order to be able to reply to the question of whether a new set of governance mechanisms are necessary to regulate the new Global Top Level Domains (gTLDs), one should first consider how efficiently the current Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has performed and then move to the evaluation of the Implementations Recommendations Team (ITR) recommendations. more

UDRP and the ACPA Differences, Advantages and Their Inconveniences

The ACPA and the UDRP provide two separate and distinct methods for resolving domain name disputes. Both alternatives have many critics and proponents, but the true value of each will ultimately be determined by how well each combats cyber-squatting. Separately, the UDRP and the ACPA will probably work well to defuse most of the cyber-squatting that is currently invading the Internet. If combined together the UDRP and the ACPA can be a cost saving and effective way to prevent cybersquatting... more

Is More Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Necessary on the Internet?

I firmly believe that we need to protect any form of intellectual properties (IP) built by one through hard and honest work. At the same time, I also believe that several of the current methods of protecting IP, such the as the copyright laws, patent systems and legislations, are not evolving fast enough in order to protect IP and avoid hindering the path of creativity and innovation. more

Are Domain Names Contract of Services or Property Rights?

There are several perspectives from which one can give various answers to the question of 'what are domain names?'. Originally the domain name system started and continues to be a human-friendly way of addressing to a set of machines or specific machine connected to the Internet. Hence, from the technical perspective, a domain name is simply an address consisting of a combination of alphanumeric and symbols to communicate with a machine which also happens to be hosting certain services in form of data and information on it. more