cybersquat


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Related to cybersquat: Domain name squatter, Domain squatting

cybersquat

To register a domain name that contains the name of a large corporation or well-known brand with the intention of later selling it to the owners of that corporation or brand for a profit.
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The use of numerical domain names reduces incentives to cybersquat and respects intellectual property rights.
THERE won't be a better time to cybersquat a famous name than next Monday, when hundreds of domains, once the property of US celebrity net agency CelebSites.