Google squashes ‘typosquatting’

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Google squashes 'typosquatting'

An internet arbitrator has awarded Google the rights to several website addresses that relied on typographical errors to exploit the online search engine’s popularity so computer viruses and other malicious software could be unleashed on unsuspecting visitors.

The National Arbitration Forum, a legal alternate to litigating in court, sided with a Google complaint alleging that Sergey Gridasov of St. Petersburg, Russia, had engaged in “typosquatting” by operating websites named googkle.com, ghoogle.com and gooigle.com.

Read the complete story. (Wired)