21 Apr '15, 4am

DNSBelgium : How To Combat Typosquatting ? - Domain Name News, The Domain Industry News, ICANN...

You can read the announcement after the jump : "A study by iMinds-Distrinet and Stony Brook University shows that popular websites are often the victim of typosquatting. This is the intentional registration of domain names that resemble an existing website, but with a typo. Rather than reaching the desired website, the surfer arrives at the website of the typosquatter. The top 500 most visited websites (based on the ranking by Alexa) were used as a starting point to find typosquatting in the same TLD. Each time the study took into account one of the following errors in the URL: Dropping the dot after ‘www’ Dropping one letter Switching 2 letters Doubling characters Pressing a wrong key The results are shocking: 477 of the top 500 websites are being targeted by typosquatters. In total, more than 17.000 of these ‘fake’ websites are in the hands of just 4 parties. Typosquatte...

Full article: http://www.domainnews.com/dnsbelgium-how-to-compat-typosq...

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