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Cybersquatters look for easy prey

Washington Internet Daily (subscription only) wrote that that top U.S. online retailers are at risk of brand damage from poor domain registration practices, according to a report by the American E-commerce Brands report said. The report also found:

·         More than 2/3 of online retailers have at least one domain suffix related to their brand names, operated by a cybersquatter.

·         Fewer than half of domains related to retail have been registered by company officials, leaving them vulnerable.

·         Failure to register domain names of well-known brands has proved a favored route in for cybersquatters, who are profiting from these brands lack of online protection.