What is Domain Squatting? Is it illegal? Have you ever done it?
I'm seeing more and more in IT news sites about domain squatting or "cyber squatting" today where people are registering a domain name that is similar to the original and then basically benefiting from that in a monetary way. This has actually been going on since the mid 90's but appears to be getting more and more rife today as people attempt to find ways to "piggy back" off of someone else's success.
Other forms of cyber squatting involve registering domain names that look very similar to the original domain name or trade-mark and is called "typo squatting". And the other form is when cyber squatters try to register a domain name the original owners had forgotten to re-register before it expires who then go on to try and sell it back to the original owners for very large figure because they know the original owners need it to run their business.
Have you ever had one of your domains squatted on or had someone do typo squatting on your domain name? If so, how did you or how can you deal with it?
If it happens to you, how can you reclaim a squatted domain?