There are four main types of Cybersquatting cases:
Chris Gillespie v. Google, 2017,
Status: On appeal before the 9th circuit
Alphabet won a UDRP against Chris Gillespie who registered 763 domain names containing the term “google” (e.g., googledisney.com, googlebarakobama.net, etc.). Gillespie said he registered the domains as an academic experiment to test a computer program he created to help prevent cyberpiracy, and that he chose “google” as the base term because it was “both a generic term and a very highly searched term.”
A business partner or a web developer who registered a domain name in their own name instead of the business name.
DSPT Intern., Inc. v. Nahum (9th Cir. 2010) 624 F.3d 1213
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