Hunting for typosquatters

Hunting for typosquatters
This blog posting notes the domains “that make the most money on parked pages–are often those that infringe on trademarks. Hence, typosquatting, where someone registers a misspelled version of a company name or a product name, is booming.” A recent start-up, CitizenHawk, has developed TypoSquasher. TypoSquasher “crawls the Web to identify misspelling of domain names and identifies possibly trademark infringements, in part by matching names against the government trademark database”. The article gives the example of domains including “google” total 37,544. The article notes the irony here being “Google is making money off of many of them by serving up the ads”.
http://blogs.business2.com/sloan/2007/04/hunting_for_typ.html

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