You Are A Legitimate Domainer If … You Do Not Cybersquat

Traverse Legal logoA recent posting on the TRAVERSE legal blog looks at how to be a legitimate domainer, and says you can be a legitimate domainer if… you do not cybersquat! The article makes the point that the difference between cybersquatters and domainers is cybersquatters “target well known brands and trademarks, as well as typos of those marks” while domainers “target generic words that have limited or no trademark rights.”

The article begins:
There is a major perception problem that all domainers are cybersquatters. Of course, this is not true. Cybersquatters target well know brands and trademarks, as well as typos of those marks. Domainers target generic words that have limited or no trademark rights. The White Hat Domainers often get lumped in with Black Hat Cybersquatters. This misconception is typified this ‘tongue-in-cheek” post on the Domain Kid Blog as set forth below. Notice how it implies that cybersquatting activities are inherent in domaining.

To read the rest of this post, go to tcattorney.typepad.com/anticybersquatting_consum/2008/02/you-are-a-legit.html