Title: Cyber-squatting: a cyber crime more than an unethical act

Authors: Ramesh Chandra; Vaibhav Bhatnagar

Addresses: Amity Institute of Information Technology, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India ' Department of Computer Science, S.S. Jain Subodh P.G. (Autonomous) College, Rambagh Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Abstract: Cyber-crimes are increasing day by day. They equally affect a person or a society as compared to other crimes. There are so many cyber-crimes such as hacking, phishing and cyber terrorism, etc. However there are some unethical activities that also affect a person or society such as cyber-squatting. This paper gives a glance about cyber-squatting which is consider as unethical practice, but as per the rate it is increasing day by day it is becoming necessary that it should be included in constitution. This paper illustrates cyber-squatting with the help of examples and some case studies.

Keywords: cyber-squatting; typo squatting; domain squatting; cyber-crime; IT Act 2000; cyber law; WHOIS; domain; URL; SEO.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCCPS.2019.100197

International Journal of Social Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems, 2019 Vol.2 No.2, pp.146 - 150

Received: 22 Nov 2017
Accepted: 14 Sep 2018

Published online: 17 Jun 2019 *

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