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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-03-2008, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Is cyber squatting legal?

My cousins domain name was bought before he could renew it. The guy says that he'll sell the name back to him for $850. Isnt cyber squatting illegal now? I remembering hearing on the radio one time about if but I didnt know if they were just making it up to scare people or not. What are his options to get the name back?My cousin said he's got the guys address and the guy lives in Arlington.Thanks for any help
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If he bought it before he could renew it, does that mean it expired and he no longer owned it?

I guess what I'm asking is, had it expired?

If you were to enter www.dfwstangs.net in a domain sales companies web site, obviously it's taken, but it will give you the opportunity to set in motion the chance to buy it as soon as it's available. Kinda like sniping software for ebay ads, it automatically buys it for you as soon as it expires.

The $10 your cousin didn't spend to renew the address will be a lesson.

Why didn't it automatically renew?

I own dozens of domain names, and they're all set to renew automatically, to prevent something like this from happening.

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My cousins domain name was bought before he could renew it. The guy says that he'll sell the name back to him for $850. Isnt cyber squatting illegal now? I remembering hearing on the radio one time about if but I didnt know if they were just making it up to scare people or not. What are his options to get the name back?My cousin said he's got the guys address and the guy lives in Arlington.Thanks for any help
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_squatter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticyb...Protection_Act

"It makes people who register domain names that are either trademarks or individual's names with the sole intent of selling the rights of the domain name to the trademark holder or individual for a profit liable to civil action"
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