Issues in Deterring Cybersquatting
Regulations Enacted to Prevent Cybersquatting
URDP’s Criteria for Determining Cybersquatting
- Whether the complaining party has trademarked the domain name or if it is confusingly similar to the trademark.
- If the current domain name holder has any legitimate rights or interests to the name.
- Whether the domain name holder has been acting in bad faith.
ACPA’s Criteria for Determining Cybersquatting
- The domain holder has a bad faith intent to profit from the domain name
- That the domain holder has registered, used, or trafficked in a domain name
- Uses a trademark, or is confusingly similar to the claimant’s trademark
When making the decision of how to proceed in a cybersquatting case, you should consider several factors: time, expense, and potential damages. Having a strong web presence can be the most vital element of maintaining one’s business. Knowing how to weed out cyber squatters is essential to maximize investments in web presence.