[DNS] Monetised

[DNS] Monetised

From: DomainNames.com.au <Mail§DomainNames.com.au>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 13:36:32 +1000
David,


Just a small lesson in what the actual word means


Cybersquatting


>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


According to the U.S. federal law known as the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer
Protection Act, Cybersquatting is registering, trafficking in, or using a
domain name with bad-faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark
belonging to someone else. The cybersquatter then offers the domain to the
person or company who owns a trademark contained within the name at an
inflated price, an act which some deem to be extortion
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extortion> .

The term is derived from "squatting <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squatting>
", which is the act of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or
building that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have permission
to use. Cybersquatters usually ask for prices far greater than that at which
they purchased it. Some cybersquatters put up derogatory remarks about the
person or company the domain is meant to represent in an effort to encourage
the subject to buy the domain from them.

Cybersquatters sometimes register variants of popular trademarked names, a
practice known as typosquatting <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typosquatting>
.

Cybersquatting is one of the most loosely used terms related to domain name
intellectual property <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_property>
law and is often incorrectly used to refer to the sale or purchase of
generic <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic>  domain names such as
shoes.com; where a covetous party has designs on unseating the entity that
was first to register.

Sasha

DomainNames.com.au

 

-----Original Message-----
From: dns-bounces+mail=domainnames.com.au&#167;dotau.org
[mailto:dns-bounces+mail=domainnames.com.au&#167;dotau.org] On Behalf Of David
Jones
Sent: Thursday, 7 September 2006 1:29 PM
To: .au DNS Discussion List
Subject: Re: [DNS] Monetised

 

Try it yourself. Think of a word.

 

girls.com.au

broom.com.au

triple.com.au

tarts.com.au

recipe.com.au

animalfarm.com.au

stars.com.au

breakfast.com.au

bouquets.com.au

motorists.com.au

mule.com.au

party.com.au

tiger.com.au

sleep.com.au

sleepover.com.au

pinstripes.com.au

turtles.com.au

dwarfs.com.au

fridges.com.au

 

And do they link to any Australian content. I don't

think so. And do they follow policy. No. It's about

time auDA cracked down on this blatent excuse for

cybersquatting.

 

DJ 

 

 

                   

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