More people are attempting to make money off of the mistakes people make when typing in a well-known domain name, according to new findings from the National Arbitration Forum.
People often invert letters or add an additional letter when trying to access a popular website, typing in goggle.com instead of google.com. These misspelled site names are available for registration as separate domains if the intended website has not already obtained the rights to them. Google alone has spawned several of these misspelled sites, known as cybersquatters.
Cybersquatting is a lucrative business. Virginia website design is eager to post ads on these pages due to the large number of people that mistakenly see them. This generates large advertising revenue for cybersquatter domain owners. Yet this practice is considered illegal if the misspelled site name attempts to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else