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This is Domain Name Attorney Brian Hall with Traverse Legal, PLC, a law firm representing domain owners and those who have had their domains taken from them throughout the United States and the world.
Today, I will be examining the difference between domain name theft and cybersquatting. Let’s first define each of those individually, and then we can look at the differences.
Domain name theft is exactly what it sounds like. It’s when someone has stolen your domain name. This can be done through hacking or some other improper access to your domain name. It doesn’t necessarily involve trademark rights or other items that are necessary under cybersquatting law.