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What is Typosquatting?

Jan 31st, 2008 09:45
dman, David Sill, Maneet Puri, http://sturly.com


Typosquatting basically involves buying domains which are a misspelling
of some popular websites such as gmail.com, yahoo.com or live.com. This
practice is generally considered unethical and illegal which is aimed at
siphoning off the traffic of those legitimate sites by snaring people
who canít spell well. This practice has resulted in a number of court
cases most of which have been decided in favor of the site owner.