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Massachusetts GOP pre-emptively registers web domains of possible Dem candidate

[JURIST] In anticipation of a run for governor by Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly [official profile], the Massachusetts Republican Party [official website] has pre-emptively registered website addresses that Reilly could have used as a campaign website. Despite the fact that Reilly has not said whether he will run for governor in 2006, the state republican party has registered several domain names, such as reillyforgovernor.com, with the intent "to have some fun if he is indeed the nominee." Legal experts suggest that the maneuver gives an new twist to the old practice of cybersquatting [Wikipedia article], giving rise to the traditional options of arbitration [ICANN dispute resolution policy] or selecting an alternative domain name. Reuters has more.

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