6-day antedating of "cybersquatter"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 28 10:08:06 UTC 2013

Today's OED word of the day, "cybersquatter", is first quoted 27 November 1996.

Here's a 21 November 1996 from misc.int-property in "They want to take scooby.com away!":

Maybe a little broad in your interpretation?  Dilution would not have
existed in this case if Toeppen were not in the "business" of
cybersquatting?  The statute does not allow noncommercial use to
"dilute", but when a domain name owner suggests money may be taken for
the domain name, a problem is created for the DNO, right?  This may be
a large trap for attorneys advising in this area.


(OED has August 1995 for "cybersquatter"; I found nothing older in Usenet.)


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