Typosquatting Basics

Typosquatting Basics

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).

Hacking, phishing, and fraud - oh my! Read more about Typosquatting.

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In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas.  He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time.  Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.

Thin Mints and Girl Scout Cookie Trademarks

Thin Mints and Girl Scout Cookie Trademarks

Domain Name Protection

Domain Name Protection