Monday, April 07, 2003

This, I have to say, is the nicest example of typosquatting I've ever seen. I'd almost say that the word doesn't apply here, as "squatting" is almost by definition done for malicious or at least unscrupulous reasons. This one just points you the way to where you probably intended to go. The only thing that they may be advertizing are those greeting card images.

At first I thought that Google themselves must've set this up, but a whois search seems to indicate that they are unrelated. For typo domains that Google actually has registered, such as, they appear to just do a standard redirect.

I didn't actually mistype "Google" as "Boogle" in order to find this. I was intentionally looking for examples of typo-squatting.