Reverse Cybersquatting

September 29, 2013  |     |     |   0 Comment

Reverse cybersquatting or reverse domain name hijacking refers to when an individual or business (generally a larger corporation) attempts to force a domain name owner (generally an individual or smaller company) into transferring ownership of the domain to the larger corporation by claiming falsely that the owner is cybersquatting on its trademark. A threat of legal action by a larger entity often scares the owner and forces him to transfer the domain to the larger entity.

As a website buyer, do your research to find out if the website’s domain name is involved in any cybersquatting complaints or UDRP cases.



Kris Tabetando provides mergers & acquisitions (M&A) advisory and brokerage services to Internet companies. He also partners with investors to acquire & manage Internet businesses.

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