same domain but different extension

Hello experts,

Is this illegal to order and own an existing domain such as ABC or XYZ ... ( any existing and pre-owned ) with a different extension?

Just as example, let's say I'm interested in www.ExpertsExchange.cn but already ExpertsExchange.com exists, can I get that and launch it ?

Any advice?

Thanks.
akohanAsked:
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
You can launch it but the legal position will depend on the jurisdiction governing the registraion

This is part of what is described as cybersquatting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybersquatting
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KwoofCommented:
Cybersquatting...don't do it unless you really have a product/business with that name or a REALLY good reason (that you can defend) to use that site name
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akohanAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for advice. it seems I  better to say away from any chance that might give me hard time in future.  it is not worth going through that path.

Regards,
ak
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