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Experts Warn Internet 'Internationalization' Will Increase Cybersquatting

It will be interesting to see the fight between cybersquatters and security companies. A fight, by the way, that started the same day the Internet was created (Check the Wikipedia for more information on cybersquatting).


Peter Wood, chief of operations at First Base Technologies, a London-based Internet security testing firm, explains that the introduction of non-Latin-based addresses can present cyber-squatters with an opportunity to register domain names that may look like the real thing but are not.

Wood tells RFE/RL that some Latin and Cyrillic characters look very similar and that popular domain names with Latin characters may be specifically targeted within the Cyrillic domain-names system.



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