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A critical study on menace of cyber squatting and the regulatory mechanism the internet, landmark cases on cyber squatting and the indian trademark law and legal remedies further this paper addresses the critical issues of administration domain names. Cybersquatting mischief is making headlines in india today, after the nation's main opposition party accused the government of directing a confusingly similar domain name to its own site according to various reports, the opposition bharatiya janata party served a legal notice on the ruling.