Some dude has cyber-squatted the .com, .net, and .org of my organization’s name last year. And in that time, he has not developped any website for those names. (I live in Canada, btw.)
The name of the domain is exactly the same as the name of my organization. In fact, after I e-mailed him asking what he was planning on doing with the .com version, he quickly registered the .org AND .net!
He made up some phoney-baloney story about how some other dude was going to pay $2,000 for the .com. Pure BS. He was trying to get me to spend that much on it - although he never formally offered to sell it to me. I didn’t bite.
I’d like to get the site name back from him now. But I don’t want to deal with lengthy legal procedings. I supposed I could wait to see if he abandons the domain names, but I would rather get it ASAP.
Is there a simple procedure for winning a domain name back from a cybersquatter? To me, it seems like a pretty clear-cut case of cyber-squatting. He registered all three and didn’t create any of the associated sites!