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Wrong spelling of domains

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  1. TheGeneral

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    Hi

    Been hanging around the forum for a while. Got a few domains nothing special.
    Just hanging around to learn what people do and how they do it.

    Do people really make any money from domains that they have bought that are spelt wrong i.e ebayy.co.uk

    Does anyone on this forum do that kind of thing? (Not interested in doing it just wandered if people on here do)

    Thanks

    The General
     
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  3. namealot United Kingdom

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    Its called Typosquatting often some try and sell it to the legitimate owner of other name, redirect traffic to a competitor, redirect the back through an affiliate etc you can be hit with confusingly similar to trademark/other name, have no legitimate interest, used in bad faith etc happens a lot less with auto spell more a com thing...
     
  4. Bailey United Kingdom

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    Years ago, It had its followers and you can still find the odd one or two.

    The internet isn't quite the same old 'wild-west' some would have you believe. Anybody posting an obvious Scam domain name here on Acorn would soon get a fill of the red-blocks that you sometimes see in the signature profiles.

    Nobody in their right mind is going to want to buy-it. Makes more sense to put the same effort into something legit and worthwhile
     
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    Agree entirely with this, good advice.
     
  6. TheGeneral

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    just looked up Typosquatting. Ouch people are getting fined loads of money!
     
  8. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    People use to do this but for what I can gather it's a dying trade !
     
  9. WalkinDude United Kingdom

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    the example you gave was ebayy and good or poor spelling there's TM issues. but there's other generic words people often spell wrong. Say for example Suger which should be Sugar, or coton instead of cotton.

    Thing is web browsers now have auto spell checkers, so this market is done for. Bailey's advice is correct. Complete waste of time.

    Heard back in the day someone made a mint off dodgy spellings of Disney related stuff though.
     
  10. WalkinDude United Kingdom

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    Sorry to be pedantic. But if you got hold of Sexx.com which is a misspelling then it wouldn't be a complete waste of time if you get my meaning. All the best.
     
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