domain squatter


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domain squatter

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An unscrupulous person who registers a domain name in the hope of selling it to the rightful, expected owner at a profit. E.g. http://foldoc.com/.
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However, paying off a domain squatter to release a domain name is akin to paying off a hostage-taker in exchange for the life of a child.
This cost has been in- troduced to cover both the set up and to dissuade "domain squatters" from grabbing do- main suffixes and reselling at a profit.
While it's possible that the domain went to a person who really wanted it, transfers usually go to "domain squatters," people who take advantage of expirations to seize and hold popular domains for ransom.