Pre-Registering Domains That Do Not Exist

from the pre-cybersquatting dept

As ICANN still talks and talks and talks and plans about new domains, but has not yet officially decided anything, some companies are taking pre-registrations on domains that don’t exist yet and may never exist. That’s right, cybersquatters who don’t want to miss out are taking a big risk in registering domain names that may never be approved by ICANN. Even if they are approved, it’s not clear if these cybersquatters will get the domains. So, in the cases, where they’re actually paying for pre-registration, it may be a complete waste. I can’t wait for the lawsuits to start popping up.

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