Cybersquatters have added a new trick to their repertoire: adding "https" to a domain name itself to confuse Internet users into believing not only that a website is associated with someone else but also to convey the false impression that the website is secure.
According to records available from the Forum's website, the number of URS cases decided in 2017 dropped to only 148, down from 215 decisions in 2016. Not only is this a decrease of 31 percent, it is the least-active full year for URS decisions at the Forum since the policy went into effect in 2013.
A "new gTLD" is a generic top-level domain that was approved by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) following an application process in 2012 to create alternatives to .com, .net, .org and other preexisting extensions. Interestingly, some of the new gTLDs are not -- despite what the name may indicate -- generic.
Obtaining an appropriate screenshot of a website associated with a domain name is an important task for anyone preparing for or filing a complaint. Including that screenshot as part of the complaint, typically as an annex or exhibit, is evidence that the panel will consider in reaching its decision.