Latest Typosquatting Stories
A court has just handed Facebook a victory in their war against domain squatters – companies and individuals which buy lookalike and soundalike domains and never use them.
WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study by domain name strategy consultancy FairWinds Partners, the companies behind 250 of the most visited websites are, in aggregate, losing over 448 million impressions and $327 million per year through domains that are typos of those 250 websites (for example, facebok.com is a common typo of facebook.com).
By Anonymous Homesteading or squatting, pioneers or nesters, what you call a practice all depends on your point of view. Cybersquatting, as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO 2008) recently acknowledged, is still with us and growing.
- A trick or prank.