A person is not a cybersquatter simply because he registers, but does not use, a domain name. There is nothing unlawful about that practice and, in fact, is a very good business practice for reputable companies who want to preserve future branding efforts or to prohibit a competitor's future branding efforts.
A person is only a cybersquatter if he registers a domain name that is, or is confusingly similar to, someone else's ALREADY-EXISTING trademark.
Someone has already registered the domain name that you want to use to name your business. So either buy that registration or pick a new name. Good luck.
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That strategy will not work in this case. Your best bet is to make an offer to buy the domain from the current owner. Also, see the link I have provided below for other strategies. Best of luck to you.
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I agree with my colleagues: If you want the domain name badly enough, you will need to pay for it.
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