typosquat


Related to typosquat: URL hijacking

typosquat

To register a domain name that is a common misspelling of a popular domain name (or the domain name of a well-known brand) in order to capture Internet traffic from users who mistype domain names.
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Brand owners can use this information to take action to enforce their trademark rights, or to take proactive steps, registering potential typosquat domains before someone else does," Olson said.
Typosquat websites are those where an unscrupulous pornographer has deliberately registered names with typos to drive unwilling customers to pornography sites.