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 Conservative MP said: "The practice of bulk-purchasing domain names or 'cyber-squatting' is almost as old as the internet itself.
This may mean putting in place mechanisms to monitor against misuse, infringements, cyber-squatting, and misappropriation of the brand.
There is always a need for deploying efforts to guarantee that there is no gaps in e-payment, which may lead to cyber-squatting on the money.
Marti has represented clients in a wide range of cases involving trademarks, false advertising, unfair competition, copyrights, trade secrets, cyber-squatting and computer fraud and abuse matters before various U.S.
"Tests are fairly well developed." There have been updates made to the Lanham Act, she adds, such as cyber-squatting protection.
"These have included people setting up fake accounts and pretending to be business owners (called cyber-squatting), through to a hotel receiving a lot of malicious negative comments.
As a result, the level of cyber-squatting fell for some years.
Henry Platten "These have included people setting up fake accounts and pretending to be business owners (called cyber-squatting), through to a hotel receiving a lot of malicious negative comments.
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.
To prevent so-called cyber-squatting, when people register and sit on a high-profile name in the hope of selling it, gTLD owners will be expected to maintain operational sites.
GENEVA: British designer John Galliano, who was sacked by fashion house Christian Dior for his alleged anti-Semitic behaviour, won a cyber-squatting case on Wednesday.
Which isn't surprising given that the number of cyber-squatting sites - ones pretending to be famous brands - increased by 33% last year on top of a 33% increase the year before.