Friday, May 05, 2006

Beware How You Google

A simple misspelling of Google's domain name could lead to a Web surfer's worst nightmare. In a new twist to the old practice of "typosquatting," virus writers have registered a slight variation of Google Inc.'s popular search-engine site to take advantage of any users who botch the spelling of the google.com URL.

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1 comment:

mkvakin said...

Seaking about typosquatters, here is a free website that detects whether your site has been typosquattered

http://veralab.com/dnsdomainsearch/typosquatters.jsp

Here is what you need to do:

1. Type your company domain name into the input field below
2. Choose the root domain from the drop down list below
3. Choose the types of typos you want to be investigated
4. Click "Search" and wait for a while

The system will generate the list of possible typos and misprints and tell you whether any domain names using these typos are already taken by other people.

Provided by IBCI Law Group, a law firm specializing on copyright and trademark issues.