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Typosquatting is Big Business – $497 Million/Year According to Recent Study

Typosquatting is the practice of intentionally registering domain names that are misspellings of website addresses and profiting from it by trying to sell the name, or capitalizing on its traffic through Google ads and/or selling products/services not related to the original brand. Many large businesses protect their brands by registering possible misspellings of their trademarks…

First Internationalized Domain Applications Pass Critical Stage

ICANN has approved the first four internationalized top-level domain names (IDNs) for Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. In a statement released yesterday, ICANN president and CEO Rod Beckstrom called it “a pivotal moment in the history of Internet domain names.” Why exactly is the support of internationalized top-level domain names so significant? For starters, the exclusivity…