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Cybersquatting and Typosquatting


[See also: Benefits and Ownership]

Cybersquatting is owning a domain name that contains a trademark, brand name or company name that belongs to someone else.

TypoSquatting is owning a domain that is VERY similar to a trademark, brand or company name that does not belong to them. Examples would be Delll.com or DisnyMovies.com, StarBuck.com, Verison.com etc.

Cybersquatting and Typosquatting are unethical and usually illegal. People who have invested in domain names in the past have sometimes bought or registered these names and got into trouble. Many domain name investors who had these names have let them lapse or returned them to their trademark owners. If you have one of these names you are likely to be challenged with a UDRP action and maybe taken to court. It is not worth the risk. We recommend staying with pure descriptive names (and/or brandable) that by their very nature are 'claim resistant'.

Keep well clear!

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