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Balshazaar
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« on: November 13, 2004, 04:26:33 PM »

I was under the impression that domain name squatting is illegal -- for example, you cannot register www.domainname.com and then, when people visit that site, offer to sell it to them for $5000 without putting any relevant content there.  It's definitely legal if the domain name is a registered trademark of another organization.

Or, am I wrong about this?  It should be illegal -- it's like scalping tickets.
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2004, 07:57:56 PM »

It may be pathetic, but I can't see any reason to be illegal.  Prosepecting is definetely one of the older professions of the world.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2004, 08:07:25 PM »

Nope it's fully legal.  Welcome to free market.  I know it can suck when you want the domain name but...
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2004, 10:35:29 PM »

It's mostly legal.  The only time its definitely illegal is with registered trademarks.
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