While many are investing large amounts online in India, they do not take into account the nepotism and corruption in the sector. Domain investors are worst affected, as one person is expected to pay all the bills for the domain registration and renewal and a young cheater and liar from a well connected family gets credit despite doing nothing at all. The domain registrars are extremely shameless and dishonest promoting protecting and encouraging the young cheater, whose only qualification is that she is the girlfriend of powerful officials, and comes from a very powerful family that specializes in blackmailing and exploiting domain investors,.,

In fact, domain investors are systematically denied opportunities which everyone else online has, in India, with their emails, smses, phone calls, postal mail all stolen, in a brutal identity theft attempt. There is absolutely no redressal mechanism, making it impossible to even diversify into offline activities or earn a satisfactory living. To add to the problems, an atmosphere of fear is created for several years that the domain investor will be forced to sell the domains, forcing the investor to postpone developing the websites.Lots of resources are wasted to cause losses to the business owner.

In reality, extremely powerful officials can only spread FALSE rumours that the websites belong to their lazy cheater young girlfriends like sunaina, siddhi mandrekar, kalpita nabar, who are not spending a single paisa online, to give these undeserving young cheaters great powers online. However, it is difficult for dishonest powerful officials and their lazy fraud young girlfriends to actually get any kind of control over the websites or domain names, since the customer paying the bills, will always have ownership rights over the websites and domains.

Everytime the webmaster is out of the state, the greedy cheater identity theft gang, supported by powerful officials,making false claims, tries to take over the business, by changing the email password. But the customer can always go to the email provider and complain to get the password reset, since they are paying the bills. So though the extremely powerful officials and their young cheater girlfriends may abuse their powers to steal leads, orders and emails, and spread false rumours about ownership, till they PAY the market price for the domains and websites, they will never be able to get control of the websites, which will expose their lies.

First pay the renewal fees for domains, hosting, and market price, then claim ownership, are these young liars and their powerful boyfriends willing to spend a few crores or even more for control of domains and websites? Why do these people even think that they can take over the websites without paying a single paisa, that they stupidly try to change passwords, why are they overconfident that the customer has no rights online?

Internet companies with Indian customers often rely on powerful government officials for identifying their customers, but they do not realise that many of these officials are very dishonest, greedy and corrupt. These officials are only interested in enriching themselves, since they will get a salary from the indian government, even when all the internet companies in india are making losses. The companies should realize that India has not achieved its rank among the most corrupt nations in the world without reason.

More than any other sector, there is no personal verification of identity documents, so many powerful dishonest officials will falsely claim that their lazy young girlfriends are customers of many large internet companies in their attempt to subject the real customer of the internet companies to identity theft and steal her hard earned money. So the undeserving lazy young girlfriends of these officials become very rich, without spending a single penny online or doing any work.

The real customer of the internet companies spending money online, finds that she is becoming very poor, as at least half a dozen cheater young women with powerful boyfriends are exploiting her repeatedly to become very rich at her expense, as these women do not do any work or spend any money online . When the real customer finds its difficult to earn money online, she reduces her online expenses, and the internet companies lose a customer, not the dishonest officials who continue to get their salaries, promotions and increments for promoting their lazy cheater girlfriends for share of the profits and exploiting internet users in India.

Ebay India, Hostgator, Fiverr, some webhosting and other companies which have already lost a customer/seller because of the dishonesty of officials in the internet sector. How many more internet companies want to lose Indian customers in this way?

Ecommerce companies like Amazon spend large amounts advertising but they fail to understand the importance of trust and relationships. The fundamental problem online, especially in India, is that relationships are not important.. People are always trying to exploit others, especially online shoppers, and those who exploits most, is considered to be the hero or heroine by most others. Google, tata group are the main companies who are perpetuating this rot, who believe that dishonesty is a great virtue online.

What they do not realize is by promoting cheaters, those who commit espionage like siddhi mandrekar, daughter of sufal mandrekar, is that in the long term, they lose trust of the common man, and it is very difficult to regain the trust or rebuild a broken relationship. Google and tata group group think that liars and cheaters who commit corporate espionage are the future of the internet in India, have leadership qualities. Even gangs of thieves and bandits have leaders with leadership skills. Theft of emails has become an epidemic in India, and there is no way to even find out who is responsible. People are increasingly moving away from email, and mobile phones seem to have become the preferred way to communicate in India.

It is a mindset problem, most of the powerful people think the same way online. Unless they are willing to acknowledge their mistake, and there is no remedy. Why is a person who everyone agrees had cheated a person who trusted her, given so many powers and assignments by internet companies. If the internet and ecommerce companies in India, think that cheating makes a person a role model, then why will the cheated common man, shop online?

While Ebay is convenient for sellers who sell small items, when sales exceed a particular value, the seller is expected to provide some documents to Ebay for verifying his identity to complete the Paisapay KYC verification process. The seller has to send his photo identity proof and address proof. Though the mail from Ebay regarding verification states that the seller can send these details by fax or email, when sellers try to send the documents by fax, the fax does not go through.
Unfortunately Ebay does not allow the seller to send the documents by courier or post, which is the most reliable way of ensuring a document reach its destination.
If a seller knows his or her laptop is being tampered continuously, storing any important identity proof on the laptop is risky, as there is always a possibility that it can be misused for tampering with other financial records. Sending it by email is even riskier as some miscreant may intercept the email and misuse the scanned copy for accessing foreign web hosting and other accounts. Unfortunately those who are doing the verification are unable to empathise with the seller who is facing a lot of problems.

In such cases, the seller has no option but to minimize the use of the Ebay seller account, especially when the seller is being harassed continuously.

After a few years, forced to stop selling on Ebay. The reason was not a problem with Ebay (they have a very good system in place), but the extreme corruption online, and the complete lack of transparency. Ebay relies on certain powerful people for verifying the sellers identity. However, these powerful people are unscrupulous and introduce their girlfriend and relatives as the ebay seller, when this girlfriend/relative is not doing any work at all or is associated with the ebay seller in any way.

This girlfriend however seems to be aware of all the activities of the Ebay seller, but is not willing to reveal how she has access to this information. If the real Ebay seller even tries to speak with this girlfriend, this rude girlfriend threatens to file a case against the Ebay seller. Additionally the powerful people have routed all phone calls, SMSes of the Ebay seller through this girlfriend. Under these conditions why should the Ebay seller allow the powerful people to continue with their misuse of her name behind her back, and give credit to their lazy, cunning girlfriends.

Being subjected to an identity theft attempt can be very stressful for the real Ebay seller, whose name is being misused behind the users back, by people who the seller does not know or is in contact with, but have no qualms shamelessly misusing the Ebay seller’s name. Already these powerful people have shown how unscrupulous they are, in their attempt to steal money. The documents requested for KYC verification by ebay may be misused to steal the sellers hard earned money of twenty years, especially since a fax or hard copy is not being accepted.

The only way to prevent the problem is to stop selling on Ebay, at least it will save time and mental stress. If a person is not selling or buying on Ebay, Ebay will not contact the powerful people to verify the identity. Stopping sales on Ebay is the only way the helpless Ebay seller can register her protest against the blatant misuse of her name by shameless powerful people behind her back.

A founder of an ecommerce startup Zopnow forced out by investors/co-founders
From http://bkbirla.in/2013/08/21/goodbye-from-a-zhopper/
This is not example of the major problem working online in India. An experienced webmaster is put under tremendous pressure to form a business with an inexperienced person , who has no other credential other than having a very powerful relative or friend as a backer. If the webmaster refuses to accept this arrangement and form a company 50-50, he or she is put under tremendous pressure and harassment which includes
1.Encouraging and protecting blackmailers and extortionists to make blatantly false allegations of payment without any proof at all.
2.under surveillance for several years
3.subjected to a continuous character assasination campaign, questioning the cometence of the webmaster
4.many personal, financial documents are missing, probably to be used for identity theft.Emails, mails are intercepted.
5. Refusing to give credit where it is due, people who falsely claim to be involved in the business(without doing anything) will be showered with privileges and encouraged to harass the webmaster.
Why should the experienced webmaster tolerate such atrocities, and form a company with a cofounder who does not care or respect him or her?

One of the major problems selling digital products on Ebay.in is that after the item is shipped to the buyer, the buyer will claim a refund. If the product can be reused like webhosting, the sellers loss is less, but for domain names the registrar does not provide a refund if the deletion request is made after 5 days.,
For example for Ebay buyer
Buyer Ebay user name / user id
Buyer information:
gurbaksh kaur
Buyer shipping address:
gurbksh kukreja
a86 top floor
ganesh nagar tilak nagar
delhi – 110018

She purchased a website package with domain name. After more than one week, after the item was shipped, she placed a claim for a refund, despite registering the domain name buyimportedmobiles.com . At Ebay.in, the ignorant staff processing her claim and refunded the payment, and they do entertain disputes for digital products. Now this cunning buyer, got her money back, but still wanted to use the domain name buyimportedmobiles.com (which costs Rs 500-600). She changed the name servers to another webhosting company, so that she could continue using the free domain name. Many attempts were made to contact her by messaging, on phone, but she did not respond to a single message. It is difficult to take legal action for such low value items, and the biggest loser is the seller on ebay, whose money is wasted.

Many internet and ecommerce websites try numerous offline methods to boost their sales and customer base such as TV commercials, newspaper advertisements. However, this does not work due to a very fundamental problem of internet availability in India. In some areas, internet connectivity is available at a reasonable price and internet users can surf the internet without worrying about expenses . In other areas, accessing the internet becomes expensive because of many reasons such as
1.Refusal to provide an internet connection by certain ISPs.
2. Bandwidth theft – the internet connection is used by someone other than the subscriber.The subscriber gets a slow internet connection and is forced to pay the bill for internet usage which some one else uses.
3. Hacking of computers and laptops by anonymous hackers, who remain unaffected and are well protected, while the innocent internet user has his or her life ruined due to the slander campaign and pay up for the damages caused by the hackers. The internet may have a lot of information, but it is not worth spending much time online, if the person is left penniless in his or her old age, or framed for crimes he or she did not commit.
4. Identity theft – online usage patterns are analysed, and one person spends the money, does the work, someone else gets the credit.
For a person with a non-IT background, it is very difficult to get any kind of support or assistance when the computer is hacked, as most other people do not face a similar problem. For example, I noticed that a certain Url was not accessible on a laptop. However, the same url could be opened on the laptop of other users sharing the same wifi connection.

An internet user has been trying to make a purchase on an Ecommerce website at home, but the connection is so slow (it is a 3G connection) that it takes 5 minutes to open a single page. It is not advisable to make the same purchase in a cybercafe using a credit card due to security reasons, so the buyer will be forced to buy offline.

Selling products through a digital marketplace can be expensive as the seller often has to pay a listing fee, subscription and a final value fee . Also some sellers leave feedback in an arbitrary manner with no consideration as to how it may affect the seller in the long term.
However, marketplaces have a large number of visitors consisting of both sellers and buyers, and unlike direct purchases, there is some mechanism in place to verify information about both the buyers and sellers. This may be useful for the seller, as these buyers may be converted into repeat customers for selling similar or related products. The user information can also be mined and used for formulating the marketing strategy in future.

A little known fact about working online in India is that for non-ecommerce online business owners, a person without an MBA, MCA or Computer Science degree or young enough will find it extremely difficult to get any kind of support. In fact, when this individual shops online, many substandard products will be dumped on the person in an attempt to waste money and manufacturers support will be encouraged to avoid giving after sales service. This problem is most acute for electronics products like netbooks/laptops/tablets and mobiles.

A netbook(Toshiba make) purchased online from F** had a power supply button which was not functioning properly. The keyboard started malfunctioning after 2 months , and even though the netbook was under warranty, it took more than 1 month for the netbook to be repaired. Similarly, a Blackberry playbook costing more than 12k is not functional, despite repeated follow-up with the service centre. The seller does not provide any proper customer support in this case also. Repeated phone calls and emails to the support centre are a waste of time, as customer support is not interested in solving the buyers problem. Additionally, the buyer may also be subjected to identity theft by ruthless criminal gangs, who will try to frame the online buyer in order to get credit for the online purchase. Many buyers buy online to save time, but the poor quality and lack of customer support results in wastage of time.

In such cases, though it may be a little more expensive, some buyers will revert to buying offline . If a laptop is purchased from a store, the buyer can get customer support, since it is difficult to behave badly in public. If it starts malfunctioning, the customer can take it to the store, where sales will usually help since they do not want to drive away other customers in the store. Some Online sellers should learn to treat customers professionally and not misuse the online purchases as a means to settle personal scores/prejudices.

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