September 28, 2009 By Reid Goldsborough
cyber intelligence" firms such as Cyveillance charge $5,000 to $10,000 per year to monitor the Web for domain-name abuse.
Various remedial actions are available as well. Least expensively, you can file a complaint with a dispute-resolution service offered by such groups as the World Intellectual Property Organization's Arbitration and Mediation Center or the National Arbitration Forum's Domain Name Disputes.
Alternately, you could hire a lawyer, with law firms such The GigaLaw Firm specializing in this and related intellectual property and technology issues.
As a Web surfer, to avoid winding up at a cybersquatting site, the most comprehensive action is to use one of the Internet security suites and to keep it up to date. Internet security suites from companies such as Symantec and McAfee do a good job of warning you when you're about to visit a site that may be out to get you.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.