The Internet has recently witnessed widespread usage to the extent that it has become one of the most important commercial distribution channels, and has, therefore, turned to be a phenomenon that cannot be ignored. Statistics show a growing number of Internet users shopping online at both local and international levels. Web sites are classified into two categories: informational, which aim at the exchange of information of different nature (cultural, media, advertisement, legal, administrative, recreational and commercial), and commercial websites which aim at trading across the electronic network. This research is concerned with studying these commercial Internet sites which can be considered to be virtual showrooms that facilitate the networking among online customers and the exploration by them of new markets.

This study aims to answer several questions: is it possible to achieve harmony between the legal rules governing the various means of communication with customers? Can we possibly apply the rules governing consumer protection and lease right to electronic commerce? In other words, does a merchant trading online own commercial shop? Can he take advantage of the legislation governing the right of commercial lease?

This study attempts to answer all the above questions and its importance lies in its findings; namely, that the characterization of a website as a commercial shop leads to the conclusion that the online merchant enjoys property ownership over his/her website, which subsequently entitles him to sell his/her online-commercial shop, mortgage it or even give it up in favor of a creditor or creditors