How Rampant is Cyber & Typo Squatting? Just Ask WIPO After Reviewing Wipo.com!

Enrico Schaefer imageby Enrico Schaefer
How prevalent is cybersquatting and typosquatting asks Enrico Schaefer in this article in Circle ID? He suggests taking a look at www.wipo.com, and then comparing it with the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s web site at wipo.org. Enrico goes on to say, “Ironically, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center handles a majority of the UDRP domain dispute arbitrations internationally. The very organization which is invested with the authority by ICANN to resolve cybersquatting and typosquatting disputes internationally under the UDRP is, by all appearances, being squatted.”
Enrico gives two examples of apparent typosquatters who also appear to infringing on WIPO’s domain name, these being:

  • http://www.wwwwipo.com (A law firm specializing in trademark issues!)
  • http://www.wwwwipo.org (Classic ad link cybersquatting site).

For the rest of Enrico Schaefer’s article, see www.circleid.com/posts/712177_cyber_typo_squatting_wipo_domain/

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