homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.226.0.225
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Domain Names
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: buckworks & webwork

Domain Names Forum

    
misspelling making proper noun
Prominentum




msg:3839327
 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?

 

cfx211




msg:3839401
 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.

2lame2rank




msg:3839489
 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.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Domain Names
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved