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Facebook Beats the Cybersquatters
2013-05-02 11:34:46

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A Northern California court has just handed Facebook a victory in their fight to remove any domain names which may look or sound something like “Facebook.com.” Domain squatters — companies and individuals which buy lookalike and soundalike domains and never use them — have been sitting on these misspelled domains for years. Facebook will now gain access to more than 100 of these as well as $2.8 million in...

2010-06-23 12:55:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study by domain name strategy consultancy FairWinds Partners, the companies behind 250 of the most visited websites are, in aggregate, losing over 448 million impressions and $327 million per year through domains that are typos of those 250 websites (for example, facebok.com is a common typo of facebook.com). These losses are due to a variety of unintended consequences including increased visitor acquisition costs, lost sales and...

2008-09-27 03:00:17

By Anonymous Homesteading or squatting, pioneers or nesters, what you call a practice all depends on your point of view. Cybersquatting, as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO 2008) recently acknowledged, is still with us and growing. According to WIPO, the number of cybersquatting cases filed through its domain name resolution service in 2007 set a new record. Cybersquatting, or cyberpiracy as U.S. legislation calls it, is the practice of registering as domain names the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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