Cyber-squatting on the increase

March 10, 2009



To get a full copy of the report:


A report by MarkMonitor has identified that cyber-squatting (where someone registers a domain name belonging to someone else) has risen by 18% in 2008 to 1,722,133 incidents and it is now one of the most popular methods used by fraudsters. Perhaps worryingly, the report also adds that 80% of these sites that were in existence last year have not been removed.


Guess we’d better hope that Warner Brothers have no plans for Tweetie Pie to take a law degree, otherwise we’ll have to change the blog’s name!


(A funny example which illustrates how companies can use this technique of misspelling website names can be seen below by



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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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