Typosquatting

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Typosquatting is a term used to describe an individual or company that purchases a domain to help take advantage of misspellings or typos of a popular domain. For example, an individual may typosquat computerhoe.com in hopes of getting extra traffic from computerhope.com. As can be seen from this example, companies such as Computer Hope take the extra precaution and register the domain before someone can typosquat it. Of course, every possible typo or misspelling cannot be accounted for, and for very popular sites, such as Google, numerous typosquaters can be found.

Cybersquatting, Domain, Internet terms, Web design terms