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Cybersquatters lose out after Royal break-up

Such was the certainty that Prince William and Kate Middleton were to get married that even high street stores has begun stocking their shelves with commemorative gifts. Now it's all over for the couple, I feel for all the cybersquatters that bought-up all available Kate and Wills domain names in the hope that they could cash in on what was to be the next Royal wedding. Perhaps it wasn't such easy money after all...

It's not only people in the public eye that fall foul of cybersquatting. Big organisations like Microsoft have similar problems and these squatters are cashing in on the brands and trademarks or other companies by duping users into clicking adverts on these sites after visiting them by typing in slight variations of the real URL.
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