Registrars under fire for allowing cybersquatting

Sarah Deutsche is on a crusade against cybersquatters. Deutsche has sued many businesses involved in the illicit activity, recovering thousands of domain names that play off of Verizon’s brands. But what really irritates her, the Computerworld article says, is who the perpetrators are. All of the companies Verizon has sued for cybersquatting are domain-name registrars that have been accredited by ICANN.The article refers to domainers as both those who legitimately register many generic domain names and those who are actually cybersquatting. But it does explain that there are those who register generic names and “others use names that exploit trademarked brands in order to attract traffic and generate ad revenue.”To read this Computerworld article in full, see:
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