19 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 530 (2010)
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MICHELLE TRAHER (2006)
Cybersquatting involves the pre-emptive, bad faith registration of trademarks as
domain names by third parties who do not possess rights in such names.
Cybersquatters exploit the first-come, first-served nature of the domain name
registration system to register as domain names, third parties' trademarks or
business names, as well as variations thereof. This practice of cybersquatting
gives rise to disputes between trademark owners and domain name registrants,
which present features stretching the capacity of the ordinary judicial system.1
At least in the context of domain-name registration, easy allegations of
cybersquatting may recently have become more difficult than before to
prove. If so, then we have cause for hope that adjudication of cases
between trademark owners and domain name owners will not result in
transfer of a domain name in the absence of egregious cybersquatting.
BACKGROUND
Persons wishing to obtain a second-level domain name in a generic
Top Level Domain (gTLD) must apply to register the name with a
registrar licensed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN).2 The would-be registrant chooses the registrar and
*   PH Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all visits to websites have been updated
to July 2009.
1.  WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Guide to WIPO Domain Name
Dispute Resolution, http://arbiter.wipo.int, at 3 (undated; last accessed November 2006).
[PH Note: A revised version of this statement appears in WIPO Arbitration and
Mediation Center, Internet Domain Name Disputes: Questions and Answers, available
at www.wipo.int/freepublications/en/ecommerce/450/wipopub 1450dn.pdf.]
2.   ICANN is responsible for coordinating the management of the technical elements
of the Internet's Domain Name System to ensure that all users of the Internet can obtain

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