The Delhi High Court has directed the government to take necessary action against certain internet domain name registrars (DNRs) for not complying with its orders and consider whether they ought to be permitted to continue to offer their services in the country.

The court also stated that the concerned authorities should look into the question as to whether these DNRs ought to be permitted to continue to offer their goods and services in India, if they do not comply with the applicable laws under the Information Technology Act, 2000, and the 2021 Rules.

In addition, Justice Prathiba M Singh has asked the central government lawyer to file a status report on the action taken by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) while noting that DNRs are bound by the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.