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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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When comparing more than 20 industries, the finance industry claimed the third highest number of targeted typosquatting incidents.
Rinehart commonly handles UDRP matters as well as ACPA matters involving typosquatting, domain names which have accidentally expired, domain names involving registered and common law trademarks, and domain name incorporating other forms of brand protection.
cybersquatting and typosquatting can be significant income-generators,
In February,two Dutch companies were finedfor a typosquatting scam (using domains that are almost letter identical well-known ones) in which visitors were invited to enter SMS competitions to win Apple iPads.
Online security firm Sophos has conducted a huge survey into what the industry calls typosquatting.
Falwell, (90) where the court held that the defendant infringed plaintiff's trademarks and violated the ACPA as a result of his operation of a typosquatting site, www.
Typosquatting is the term used to describe how malicious-minded Internet fiends out there prey on those of us who mistype web addresses, registering common misspellings of popular domain names and products to then redirect those who make mistakes to alternative websites.
Drop-catching is an enabler for other domain abuses such as tasting, kiting and typosquatting.
103) Microsoft's Internet Safety Enforcement team, now a sixty-five person operation, worked on cases involving worms, viruses, child pornography, typosquatting, (104) botnets, and helped law enforcement track down international cybercriminals.
Among the more celebrated examples of typosquatting have involved the Web search site Google and the user-written Web encyclopedia Wikipedia.
Clark, Note, The Truth in Domain Names Act of 2003 and a Preventative Measure to Combat Typosquatting, 89 CORNELL L.