In 2005 before the start of this free .be domain madness campaign, the responsable minister for this issue, answered a question in the parliament about typosquatting.
The minister declares here that this is against the law in Belgium (26 june 2003) but there is no penalty foreseen in this law. That is why the Administration has done no research and no prosecution and that no-one has filed a complaint either.
He says that there is no other choice than to go to the WIPO or use the arbitration that Cepina has set up together with dns.be
AANTAL BETWISTE DOMEINNAMEN KOSTEN VAN DE PROCEDURE
1 tot 5 1.620,00 EUR
6 tot 10 2.110,00 EUR
meer dan 10 in overleg met CEPINA te bepalen
De administratieve kosten van CEPINA zijn begrepen in deze bedragen. Deze administratieve kosten zijn aan de BTW onderworpen.
So lets recap. A belgian domainname was free (up to 10 for each person) and can be parked freely on a several domainparking services for this type of squatting. The legal owner of the domainname will have to pay thousands of euro's to get the transfer of all these typosquatted domainnames ?
Sue dns.be for irresponsability would be better
the typosquatting wiki http://itsecurity.pbwiki.com (a very nice free wikihost)
all you need to know
all the useful things I have found around
more or less organised
if you want to add things, mail me
and if you want to change things, mail your political representative (in belgium)
and most of the old stuff but better organised
as it is a wiki, specialist with this kind of material can become editor
wanna help in the campaign, send me some mail
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so google doesn't respect the trademark value of yahoo, well where do they have the guts to complain if others abuse theirs ?
so blocking them in your proxy or firewall will block access to hundreds of thousands of non-legal domainnames and spyware and typoscatting or just domainsquatting
how can a registrar of domainnames also control his database for people using their services for squatting (and posing a threat to your good name) by looking through your database for domains that are hosted there (and control what they are doing here, just parking and receiving redirected traffic or having a legal reason to exist)
according to microsoft some hosting firms have begun to act on complaints of typosquatting, but this is based upon legal letters from big firms, I am not sure they will listen if it is only you
so you can try
but the person can also move his address to anywhere else
as long as the dns.be is doing nothing you are just playing cat and mouse but hey, let the bad guys sweat a little also (and lose money as they won't be paid out)
the other services are indexed here http://www.ppcincome.com/