Help fix an improper redirect.
In a post earlier this month, several commentors pointed out that Wikipedia redirects the terms “Domainer” and “Domaining” to cybersquatter on its site. Although some of these people tried to remove the direct, it keeps popping back up.
The entry for “cybersquatter” on Wikipedia starts with:
Cybersquatting (also known as domain squatting), according to the United States federal law known as the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, is registering, trafficking in, or using a domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else. The cybersquatter then offers to sell the domain to the person or company who owns a trademark contained within the name at an inflated price.
This is an accurate description of cybersquatting, but not domaining.
It should come as no surprise that a site mostly controlled by self-righteous techies would try to pull this one. But getting it changed is difficult if you don’t understand the nuances of Wikipedia. A discourse has started (thanks to Max Menius) on the site to try to change it, and another Wikipedia user said that proof from reliable sources is required to show that domainer does not mean cybersquatter. In a common sense world, you’d turn that around and say “where’s the proof that they are the same”. But not on Wikipedia.
It looks like some proper advice has been provided on how to get this fixed. But if there are any Wikipedia experts out there, I’m sure your help would be welcome.