Domain Squatting

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.
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  • How Liz Eswein became the most influential person on Instagram

    … the platform. In a move reminiscent of domain squatting, Eswein snatched up @baking, @food and @realestate on the then-nascent photo-sharing platform, hoping that the basic account names would be easy for users to find and attract large followings. But it was Eswein’s own account, @newyorkcity, that was the most successful and the one that helped her…

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