cyber-squatting

cyber-squatting

(jargon, networking)
The practice of registering famous brand names as Internet domain names, e.g. harrods.com, ibm.firm or sears.shop, in the hope of later selling them to the appropriate owner at a profit.
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The bill stipulates a 7-year jail term for all kinds of computer-related frauds, computer-related forgery, and offenses relating to pornography, cyber-stalking and cyber-squatting.
There have been updates made to the Lanham Act, she adds, such as cyber-squatting protection.
As a result, the level of cyber-squatting fell for some years.
In cyber-squatting cases the major question is whether the name being "squatted on" is "distinctive.
lTORY bosses have blamed an "unnamed supporter" for cyber-squatting on the newlabour.
She has worked on various policy issues such as the launch of the new gtlds, trademark dilution, domain name tasting, cyber-squatting, keyword advertising, and spyware.
But he was accused of cyber-squatting by the player, and told to hand over the domain names or web addresses.
This sort of behaviour is known as cyber-squatting, but it could prove expensive.
Specifically it recommends the adoption of the principles on best practices, dispute resolution and cyber-squatting.
During the last five weeks, corporations were able to register Dot TK domain names that correspond with their registered trademarks -- protecting these from misuse and preventing cyber-squatting.
Cyber-squatting is on the increase, with 2005 seeing 1,456 cases lodged with the WIPO, a 20% increase on the previous year.
This so-called cyber-squatting -- purchasing the URL of someone else's name in order to profit from it in some way -- isn't exactly a new concept.