This infographic highlights ‘The Cybersquatting Phenomenon’:

  • Cybersquatting is also known as domain squatting.
  • It has emerged quickly since 2011 when the authority that controls generic top level domains (gTLDs) decided to expand these and allow companies to apply for new ones.
  • Companies wanting to protect their trademarks can file a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
  • The USA is the top country to file domain name cases and retail is the top industry. The most active anti-cybersquatting company is tobacco giant Philip Morris.