Here, you'll find a curated collection of concise definitions and explanations for key terms and concepts related to our field of expertise.

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    Brand Protection

    Brand protection services can help you with trademark infringements, the takedown of infringing domain name registrations, cease and desist orders and further law enforcement if necessary. 

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    The term Brandjacking describes the activity of hijacking a brand identity, usually of a well-known brand, to cause some type of damage to the brand’s reputation, brand equity or online identity. 

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    Cybersquatting is the practice of the unauthorized registration of a domain name that is identical or very similar to well-known brand names under the hope to resell them to the trademark or name owner for a profit.

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    Domain Backorder

    Domain Backorder refers to a service offered by domain registrars or third-party companies that allows individuals or businesses to reserve or place a request for a domain name that is currently owned by someone else and is about to expire.  

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    Domain Spoofing

    Domain Spoofing is a type of phishing where a cybercriminal imitates a well-known business, person or brand by creating fake websites or email domains to trick people into trusting them. 

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    Domain Squatting

    Domain Squatting is a different word for Cybersquatting.

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    Dropped Domain

    Dropped Domains refer to domain names that were previously registered but have not been renewed by their owners within the domain's expiration period.  

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    Typosquatting is a specific form of cybersquatting, which is the practice of registering domain names, in particular using very well-known brand names or companies, under the hope to resell them to the trademark or name owner for a profit.

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    UDRP Procedure

    An UDPR Procedure is a conciliation procedure introduced by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for resolving domain name disputes in which the trademark rights are clearly violated.