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Old 4th November 2011, 01:08 AM
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When You Mean Facebook but Type Faecbook

Scammy websites that capitalize on misspellings are on the rise—and can draw hundreds of thousands of accidental visitors

Any company that achieves a sizable online presence faces the threat of typosquatters. They’re the ones who buy up domain names spelled similarly to those of real companies and take advantage of fat-fingered users. In October, the National Arbitration Forum dismissed a complaint filed by Google (GOOG) seeking control of three typosquatting sites, goggle.com,goggle.net, and goggle.org. The arbitration panel said it lacked jurisdiction. The sites, registered to a Barbados-based businessman named David Csumrik—that’s not a typo—divert users to a visitor survey that promises a chance to win prizes such as iPads. According to several watchdog groups, it’s a scam: Victims don’t win any prizes, and their e-mail addresses are blitzed with spam. Csumrik did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine...-11032011.html
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Old 4th November 2011, 09:31 AM
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Re: When You Mean Facebook but Type Faecbook

"When You Mean Facebook but Type Faecbook"

You can't.

If you visit Facebook often, your browser (Chrome, FF, ie9) will type facebook.com for you when you enter "f" on the url box.

If you don't visit so often, it will do it after "fa" and so on...
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