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Stop, Squatter!

Agency seeks to halt cybersquatters with dispute resolution rather than litigation

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This story appears in the August 1999 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

Imagine you launch a business and attempt to register your product's domain name www.mycoolproduct.com. 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 www.microsoftoffice.com and www.windows.com. And if it can happen to Microsoft, it can certainly happen to you.

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