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The recent (sad) state of typo-squatting  (View post)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
11 years ago2,846 views

Very interesting reading about the survey of McAfee:

What’s In A Name: The State of Typo-Squatting 2007
us.mcafee.com/root/identitythe ...

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Fred [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Yeah, there's typosquad versions of almost any popular domain name; Also, unregistered .net or .org versions of domain names that have .com (and similar) are very popular. In particular when the domain name itself is not a trademark – but then again, domain grabbers do not really care about trademark infringement either.

Stefan [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Thank you for this post!
I already noticed this some time ago an thought that in fact google is spamming his own index by paying typo-quatters and spammers.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Wanted to add this specific number from the McAfee report "Google-enabled advertising shows up on 19.3% of all suspected typo-squatter sites in this study."

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