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“Cybersquatting is registering, selling or using a domain name with the intent of profiting from the goodwill of someone else's trademark. It generally refers to the practice of buying up domain names that use the names of existing businesses with the intent to sell the names for a profit to those businesses” (NOLO, n.d., para 1). I think that the laws should be extended beyond internet domain names to user names on Facebook and Twitter. I feel that people should not be able to use the name or similar name of a well-known company, business, product, etc. to gain anything. For example, everyone know the company Apple and its website. I do not think someone should be able to make a website called App1e (whit a 1 as the L), or Appleproducts, or any variation, because they are not in fact Apple. People often do this on the internet and social media. They do it to try to make consumers think they are associated with the company, gain an audience, gain money, gain creditability, etc. and I believe that it is wrong, especially if the
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