Domain Squatting (Cybersquatting) Explained

DOMAIN NAME SQUATTING (cybersquatting)

Domain squatting is when you actively seek out in bad faith to register domain names of potentially popular, copyrighted products or brands in the hopes that you will be able to sell that domain name back to said company or brand at an inflated price.

This is illegal to do in the United States.

How is this different from domaining in general? Most domainers go out and buy popular .coms with the desire to sell them for higher prices later on. These domain names ARE NOT copyrighted domain names. They are domain names like or any other generic two word domain you can think of.

Cybersquatting is the deliberate, bad faith attempt to register a copyrighted domain name.

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