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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cyber-squatting is the most common cause of complaint.
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.
The Trading Standards Institute said the number cyber-squatting sites - fake websites passing themselves off as real - had soared by a third in each of the past two years.