Domain Names and Consumer Protection in Electronic Transactions in Nigeria

ABSTRACT

The world has evolved to a time where the information and communication technologies and the internet technologies run through every activity of man. Trade and commerce is no exception to this. The assimilation of these internet technologies and ICTs in the trade and commercial sector leads to what is now known as ‘electronic commerce’ or ‘e-commerce’. Currently, a lot of transactions are carried out on the internet without the need for physical contact or communication between the parties to such transactions. In spite of the advantages which this may pose, which are clearly endless, the fact that there is no adequate protection and security in these transactions will continue to cause a disinclination on the part of the buyers. This work seeks to address the current issues which exist in the practice of e commerce and the extent to which consumers are protected in electronic transactions, while suggesting recommendations for the issues which would be identified. Read More…