What is Cybersquatting?

Cybersquatting is the practice of 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 to sell the domain to the person or company who owns a trademark contained within the name at an inflated price.

Andrew Cabasso | Attorney At Law handles cybersquatting cases and domain name disputes. Domain name disputes are typically resolved using the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) process with ICANN, the international organization that manages domains. Another avenue for resolution is the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, a U.S. federal law enacted to protect trademark holders from cybersquatters seeking to profit off others’ names.