Domain Backorder vs Cybersquatting: What Makes Them Different?

Posted on:2022-04-12 18:40:16 Views: 358

Having a nice, memorable, and concise domain name is the dream! Many people realized this, and a new industry came into being - domain investing, which gave rise to new words such as cybersquatting. In todays article, well look into the difference between "domain backorder" and "cybersquatting".


Many netizens will confuse these two concepts, and even think that all "cybersquatting" behaviors are malicious. This idea is wrong.


First of all, "domain backorder" means "preemptive registration", which is neither commendatory nor derogatory. Only by meeting the definition of "malicious" in the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy will the registration be considered as "cybersquatting":

1. The registrant register names of trademarks, famous people or businesses with which they have no connection, put the domain names up for auction, or offer them for sale directly to the company or person involved, at prices far beyond the cost of registration.

2. The registrant keeps the registration and use the name of the person or business associated with that domain name to attract business for their own sites;

3. After registering the domain name, the registrant does not use or intend to use it, but intentionally prevents the right holder from registering the domain name;

4. The purpose of registering a domain name is to damage the reputation of the right holder and disrupt its normal business operations.


Even though each TLD registry adopts different policies on domain name management, and each country that owns ccTLD adopts different laws to deal with cybersquatting, cybersquatting is illegal, period. Zname strives to make sure that domains registered with Zname are in compliance with our Domain Name Service Agreement. We are committed to maintain Internet security