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The Debate About Cybersquatting and dot-TEL

The Register.co.uk published an article last week about how dot-tel will be unattractive to cybersquatters because it does not host websites, only contact information that will be sent to Internet-enabled devices.

Cyberquatters make money by placing pay-per-click advertisements on web pages that are set up on domain names which visitors assume belong to a legitimate organization. For example, look at the advertisements set up on http://www.costcowholesale.ca/. Seeing the domain name, it’s safe to say a visitor would assume this domain belonged to Costco Wholesale Canada and that an official website for this company could be found at this URL.

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