Cybersquatting (also known as domain squatting), according to the United States federal law known as the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 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. The cybersquatter then offers to sell the domain to the person or company who owns a trademark contained within the name at an inflated price.The term is derived from "squatting", which is the act of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or building that the squatter does not own, rent, or otherwise have permission to use.
Posts about Cybersquatted
  • Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs

    … by TLD by counting phishing domains per 10,000 registered names, where the median score is 4.7 and .com’s score is 4.1. .cf tops the charts with 320.8, followed by .ml with 118.9, .pw with 122, .ga with 42,9 and .th (Thailand) with 27.5. These number include compromised as well as phisher-registered domains. Read the APWG report here. Related posts: Only 2% of phishing attacks use cybersquatted domain names Phishing domains double in 2013 Will new gTLDs really increase phishing? …

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  • .xyz tops 500,000 names

    … without the registrants’ explicit consent, so it’s not a great measure of demand. Still, it’s a milestone of sorts. Some percentage of .xyz’s registrants will renew for a fee next year, so the larger its installed base, the larger the number of paid-for domains the registry could wind up with. Related posts: .club tops 25,000 names on day one How NetSol opts you in to cybersquatted .xyz names Will anyone buy .luxury names? …

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