As 'Cybersquatters' Multiply, Colleges Try to Protect Their Good Names

Some play hardball against .com sound-alikes, but the law may not be of much help

Last autumn, Michael Rhys, a 35-year old Web-site designer who is a student at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, registered more than 60 Internet addresses containing the words "Harvard" or "Radcliffe." He says he planned to offer e-mail and Web services through his own World Wide Web site,, to those interested in using the domain names that he had