Typosquatting (also referred to as URL hijacking or using a fake URL) is a form of cybersquatting in which an individual sets up a website that incorporates one of several typographical errors typically made when Internet users type a website address. Typosquatters then use those mistakes to their own advantage, often for personal gain. Some common uses of mistaken domain names include: trying to sell the domain name to the original brand owner; passing off the website as part of the branded entity; making money with pay-per-click revenues; redirecting to a competitor; and participating in malicious activities (intercepting passwords, installing malware, etc).
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