Earnings in cybersquatting
The type of business carried out on the Internet that involves the registration or acquisition of registered domain names is called cybersquatting. Experts are still arguing about the legitimacy of such businessmen.
Some believe that this type of business is legally legal. And some experts argue that such a business is not legal.
The essence of cybersquatting
It is believed that at the beginning of organizing a business on the network and registering a domain, the latter should satisfy the following conditions:
- It must not be taken by another user in order to go through the registration process.
- It should preferably have a certain semantic load.
We talked about what cybersquatting is, how they earn money and other ways of making money on the Internet with the team of the Megazarabotok project . Cyberscotter is looking for domain names that will be of interest to entrepreneurs when entering the Internet market (or to those businessmen who already carry out their activities, but want to expand their market influence), for the purpose of subsequent sale and earnings on the difference between the purchase price and the sale price .
Types of Cybersquatting
Over the entire period of cybersquatting, it has been divided into several areas.
This type of business involves the registration of domains under names that correspond to sectors of the economy or certain products. This type is the most practical, since there is a myth, search engines initially give out sites that are consonant with the names of goods and services. Therefore, entrepreneurs prefer this type of domain name, trying to stand out among many others.
With this type of cybersquatter selects a domain name associated with some region name. In this case, the profit is not as great as with the industry, but sometimes this method serves as a good source of income. The demand for territorial domains appears during regional business expansion. Names associated with the name of the territory are most important for the tourism business.
Brand and registered
This type of cybersquatting often leads to its recognition as illegal activity. The essence of branded cybersquatting is the assignment of domain names that are consonant with the names of brands (trademarks). When selecting domains for branded cybersquatting, domain names correspond to the names of famous people. You can earn a lot on this type of cybersquatting, but there are also many risks. The copyright holder can go to court and then the domain will be removed from the kibesquatter. Usually this does not happen, because the legal costs are too high, and it is easier for the copyright holder to buy the domain directly. So the issue is resolved faster and much cheaper.
This type is not associated with the classical registration of domains for further sale. In typosquatting, a domain is often difficult to sell, and it is not created for sale. This type is based on users searching incorrectly for known domain names. For example, some people type pepci.ru instead of pepsi.ru. This is due to the fact that many people do not speak English at the proper level, which is widely used in the formation of the domain name.
Taip squatters make such mistakes to their advantage. Once there was a situation in which Yandex had a "competitor" - the jandex.ru domain. And Yandex was able to sue this domain from cybersquatting. Many users searched the Yandex website for typing jandex, and as a result, over a short period of time, the domain acquired significant traffic and received a lot of advertising revenue. After all, the amount of traffic is the most important for profit in the business of taipskototter.
Russian law cannot yet recognize the actions of cybersquatting and typosquatting as illegal. In legal proceedings, decisions made in favor of copyright holders are based on non-compliance with copyright and related rights. Employees of internal organs, commenting on cybersquatting, say that they do not see a clear threat in it yet.