background on domain names

There are now 153 million domain name registrations worldwide. Only about 80 million are in the .com and .net space. In recent years, there have been about a dozen new TLDs (.biz, .coop, .museum, .tel, etc.). Since 2003, domain name disputes have been on the rise. In fact, the year 2007 showed the largest increase.

Who is having domain name dispute complaints? Those having the biggest problems with cybersquatters include:

  • Biotech/pharmaceutical industry
  • Banking and finance industry
  • Retailers
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