• Blogger Fights to save Business after Domain Name is Stolen

    Jordan Reid is a popular blogger and founder of Ramshackle Glam. Last week her domain name http://www.ramshackleglam.com was transferred by an online hacker from her HostMonster domain account to the domain squatters Godaddy account without her authorization. Unfortunately Godaddy and her domain host HostMonster would...

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  • Fraud Prevention Month recognizes CyberSquatting

    An informational feature on brand fraud prevention was released by the Canadian newspaper “The Globe and Mail” featuring Typoassassin founder Peter Koning. The article addresses the growing issues in regards to online fraud and is intended to help educate those Individuals and businesses unaware of the different types...

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  • Google profiting from Typosquatters

    Google learns the hard way that typosquatting is illegal. Google isn’t directly profiting by purchasing typo domains and generating revenue from ads on those sites. However they are allowing typo domains to run Google ads so they are definitely profiting from typo domains that are stealing traffic from popular brands...

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  • Carlos Santana wins domain name from squatter

    Carlos Santana wins domain name from typosquatter after he finds the squatter misrepresenting his image online.  Brand image is important and that includes those of famous individuals like Carlos Santana who realized that a company was illegally typosquatting his name and intentinally trying to confuse Mr Santanas fans. ...

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    Don’t Go Overboard Buying Domains after the GTLD Domains Launch

    With the new GTLDs launching soon we are going to see a swarm of businesses and individuals running after new domains in the hopes of finding a pot of gold. In the elite industry of domaining you are going to notice that most of the new domainers looking for the needle in the haystack are

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  • .CO Typo Domains Not that Profitable

    Typo Domainers try to capitalize on other TLDs besides .com however they don’t find it nearly as profitable. A great example of the percentages comes from the Domaing Investing article linked below. As you can see from their article typo domainers who buy .co domains of high traffic .com domains generally pull less...

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  • Pinterest wins lawsuit agains typosquatter

    Pinterest goes after a typo squatter and wins 7.9 million dollars and will be given over 100 typo domains related to the popular Pinterest domain name. A court ruled against Qian Jin a Chinese typo squatter who purchased over a hundred typo domains of the massive social network and used those domains to profit from

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  • Typosquatters still Plague Twitter and Wikipedia

    Early 2012 Mashable came out with an article about two typosquatted sites (wikapedia and twtter) that where shut down by Wikipedia and Twitter. Typosquatters still plague Twitter and Wikipedia and will continue to target big online brands until more action is taken to stop them for good. The typosquatters (wikapedia and...

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  • Crimes Related to Typosquatting to Increase Dramatically

    The new roll out of gTLDs (General Top Level Domains) is only a few weeks away and this will cause crimes related to typosquatting to increase dramatically. What are gTLDs? If you’re not familiar with the new gTLDs that will be released soon, last year, ICANN accepted 1,917 applications from companies, individuals and...

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  • Joel Osteen Hoax Involved Cypersquatting

    You may have heard that Joel Osteen had his reputation put to the test with an elaborate hoax that was intended to discredit the religious leader. Joel Osteen Hoax Involved Cypersquatting and should have been avoided The hoax started with fake websites, articles and social media posts that included statements that Joel...

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