Sneaky and Sneakier: An Introduction to Cybersquatting and Reverse-Cybersquatting

According to Wikipedia, cybersquatting is “registering, trafficking in, or using a domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else.”  This practice is not only greedy—it’s illegal.  For example, if you notice that ColdplayMusicSale.com is available, you can’t register it and then start buying their albums in bulk and then selling them for a profit out of your garage.   You also can’t register that domain and then post libelous material in an effort to get Chris Martin to buy the website... Read The Rest →

Owner Information: Domain Hijacking!

You may think that once you register a domain name, it’s yours, end of story. But like other kinds of valuable property, a domain name can be stolen, or “hijacked.” Here is the lowdown on domain hijacking, and how owners can help keep their domains secure. Put simply, domain name hijackers rely on identity theft to wrest control of valuable domain names away from their owners by convincing the registrar that they own the domain and want to change the password and access privileges.  They attempt this by hacking into... Read The Rest →

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