More On VeriSign's Typosquatting Plans

from the moving-forward dept

A couple weeks ago we wrote about a Wall Street Journal story, saying that VeriSign was considering hijacking domain name typos and taking them to its own page. I thought that this was amusing coming just days after John Zuccarini was arrested for typosquatting. Now, newspapers that don’t require a subscription have finally picked up on what is potentially a big story. The Washington Post has a rundown of VeriSign’s plans to bring traffic to their own site any time someone makes a typo – suggesting they may want to sign a deal with a Google or LookSmart to monetize that traffic with advertisements. While the Post article says they’re still debating what they’re going to do, the NY Times reports that this new typosquatting/typojacking service will begin today.

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Mike (profile) says:

Re: Mike, you keep making these stupid grammar scr


Thanks for the note. As I always say, I appreciate people pointing out typos, and I try to correct them immediately.

What’s unnecessary is specifically mean comments like “you need some kind of english refresher course.”

You’ve never made a mistake?

Anyway, thank you for pointing out the typo. No thanks for being obnoxious about it at the same time.

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