Definition of "typosquatting" [typosquatting]

  • (noun) A form of cybersquatting that involves the registration of domain names likely to be mistyped by users, e.g. exmaple.com for example.com.

Use "typosquatting" in a sentence

  • "Moreover, close website names increase the possibility of confusion and for claims of "typosquatting"--- setting up a website designed to harvest hits from misspelled searches for a known site."
  • "In a research paper he and Harvard Law colleague Tyler Moore are planning to publish in the coming weeks, Edelman enumerates what he claims is the most thorough catalogue ever produced of so-called typosquatting domains -- millions of empty Web sites that register misspellings of popular sites and cover them with ads."
  • "Though he freely admits to "typosquatting," as the practice is called, Temme was irked that Microsoft never sent him a cease-and-desist letter, instead making its first move in court."

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