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misspelling making proper noun

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Msg#: 3839325 posted 9:20 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

Let's say widget.com is not available any more and I take wijjet.com or wiget.com, is it bad in the eyes law, ethics or propriety?



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Msg#: 3839325 posted 11:54 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

No. Its a typo of a keyword and not someone's brand name. I don't think you will get very far on it in terms of type ins unless its a very commonly searched term. If you want a typo as your brand, then that's very web 2.0 of you but probably not the best idea.


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Msg#: 3839325 posted 2:52 am on Feb 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

"Google" is a typo of the word "Googol". What about Flickr? So not a problem, unless you are trying to pass yourself off as the non-typo site then you are in bad territory.

But avoid the "del.icio.us" subdomain or fancy-domain-ending varieties, it was a fad but isn't a long-term strategy - Yahoo ended up having to buy delicious.com for a huge pile of money, which proves the point.

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