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Google going after YouTube typo domains that lead to survey scams

Google going after YouTube typo domains that lead to survey scams

Google going after YouTube typo domains that lead to survey scams J.B. | November 23, 2011 | Comments 0 Comments Tweet Google is going after several popular typos of the web address YouTube.com, all owned by the same person. Each typo domain leads unsuspecting users to a site that looks confusingly similar to the official YouTube site (as shown in the picture above of YouTub.com – minus the ‘e’ ). Instead of landing on Google’s YouTube, users are taken to a survey scam that asks a series of questions and attempts to gather personal information by promising free gifts like Best Buy gift cards. Google filed the complaint (Case No. 1416796 ) with the National Arbitration Forum this past week over the domain names: youtbe.com, youtub.com, youtue.com, youube.com, and yutube.com. The names are all registered to the same person as seen in WHOIS records , allowing Google to file o...

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