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Stop, Squatter!

Agency seeks to halt cybersquatters with dispute resolution rather than litigation

This story appears in the August 1999 issue of

Imagine you launch a business and attempt to register your product's domain name Only you find out someone has gotten wind of your creation and registered the domain first. Adding insult to injury, they want you to buy it from them--for thousands more than the usual $70 registration fee.

It happened to with such domains as and And if it can happen to Microsoft, it can certainly happen to you.

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