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Too slow to react? How major brands are falling prey to new domain name cybersquatters

Broadband, Cyber Security, Internet
Famous brands risk having their trade marks hijacked online by cybersquatters who are taking advantage of a new range of domain name registration opportunities  reports TechRadar Up to 1,400 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) – the suffixes visible to users at the end of a domain name – are being rolled out in stages by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). They are designed to increase domain name availability, change the way people find information online, and give the ability to better define sites, brands, businesses or organisations. The gTLD '.BIKE' was one of the first to launch. A sample study of '.BIKE' by Brad Newberg, a partner at Reed Smith, found that, taking 20 of the prominent bicycle brands and looking at corresponding '.BIKE' registration