Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of typosquatter.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Ben Edelman: Google allows typosquatters to register domain names and show Google ads on those domain names.

    Google's Ad Gadfly

  • That preference reflects the fact that Google pays more, so sophisticated typosquatters prefer Google because they know they can make more money.

    Google's Ad Gadfly

  • Both companies allow typosquatting, but the majority of typosquatters use Google, more even than the proportion of Google's advertising market share.

    Google's Ad Gadfly

  • Apparently, typosquatters have bought the domain names spelled with 4, 9 and 20 "o"s goooogle, etc.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Apparently, typosquatters have bought the domain names spelled with 4, 9 and 20 "o"s goooogle, etc.

    Today's goooood word: typosquatting

  • Close behind are typosquatters, who register famous names with slight typographic errors, like Peppsi instead of Pepsi.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • Close behind are typosquatters, who register famous names with slight typographic errors, like Peppsi instead of Pepsi.

    FOXNews.com

  • Close behind are typosquatters, who register famous names with slight typographic errors, like Peppsi instead of Pepsi.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • - New research from Harvard Professors Tyler Moore and Ben Edelman suggests that Google may be profiting from typosquatters - at the expense of online advertisers.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • "We're certainly not typosquatters - nobody's going to type in Groggle thinking they're going to reach Google, that's just insane."

    The Age News Headlines

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  • Taking advantage of the fact that millions of online users mistype addresses of websites they intend to visit, typosquatters register common misspelled versions of popular sites and make money by displaying ads.

    April 18, 2011

  • wordnek, wrodnik, wornik...

    April 18, 2011

  • www.forgapplause.com

    April 18, 2011

  • damn, you, arby!

    April 18, 2011

  • Who, moi?

    *looks innocent*

    April 18, 2011

  • A fake word that hardly merits an entry

    April 19, 2011

  • I agree completely! *sneaks off to register www.duckbill.com*

    Edit: Too late. It redirects to some manufacturer of "earth anchor" technology.

    April 19, 2011

  • typosquatter on www.fuckbill.com :-/

    April 19, 2011

  • You see this "fake word" allegation from time to time. How is it possible to have a fake word?

    April 19, 2011

  • Good question. Also a good question is what merits an entry on Wordnik. Far worse has been perpetrated here. ;->

    April 19, 2011