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- The domain name registrants intention was to profit from your domain name in bad faith

- Your trademark was in effect and widely known atrepparttar timerepparttar 108318 domain name was registered

- The domain name is identical to your trademark

- And you have actually registeredrepparttar 108319 trademark

How do you know there is a bad faith intent? Well, there is probably no bad faith intent if one ofrepparttar 108320 following is true:

- domain name isrepparttar 108321 same asrepparttar 108322 person's name or nickname.

- They are actually selling or intend on selling something on their web site

- Doesrepparttar 108323 web site owner actually have a legitimate use ofrepparttar 108324 domain name? This would be, for example, true for a company named "McDonalds Plumbing". They would have a legitimate reason for owningrepparttar 108325 "McDonalds" domain name.

Some clues that cybersquatting is occurring include:

- The domain name owner has put up a web site which in some way harms your company. For example, if you had somehow purchased "AOL.ORG" and created a web site about how AOL provided terrible service, you are cybersquatting.

- Ifrepparttar 108326 domain name owner never legitimately usedrepparttar 108327 domain name and simply offered to sell it to you, he is cybersquatting. If a person buys up a lot of names and has sold them over and over, there is a pattern of cybersquatting.

- Ifrepparttar 108328 domain name isrepparttar 108329 same as a very famous trademark, then it has a greater likelihood of being considered cybersquatting.

What can happen if someone is found guilty of cybersquatting is they can be ordered to hand overrepparttar 108330 domain name. In addition, ifrepparttar 108331 domain was purchased after 1999, they can be ordered to pay monetary damages.

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Move Over Dot Com

Written by Holly Janion

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Overrepparttar next year we will change all our sites torepparttar 108317 ws domain name and when our other domain names come up for renewal, we will consider not renewing these thus saving money. I also managed to secure two other domain names, and These highly desirable domain names were obviously not available with a, but one day, whenrepparttar 108318 ws domain name is established, perhaps somebody will make me an offer for these. Inrepparttar 108319 meantime I shall use them as doorway pages pointing to my WWW Treasure Hunt site, using web site promotion and internet advertising as meta tags. Obviously having these words as part ofrepparttar 108320 domain name too, will result in higher search engine rankings and thus more traffic to my site. To see if your own domain name is available, go to http://WorldSite.WS/hollyj55. Ifrepparttar 108321 domain name you want is unavailable, similar desired names are returned and because this is still so new, there are many options to choose from. So don't delay, register your WS domain name today. Don't sit back in a couple of years and say if only I knew then what I know now. Who knows, perhaps you will also be offered a few million dollars for your new WS domain name inrepparttar 108322 future. I sure hope I am.

Holly Janion is webmaster for Wade's World, an internet business solutions company. As well as personally managing the WWW Treasure Hunt site at, Holly also writes articles on internet marketing. Holly can be contacted by e-mailing

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