---- A domain using a city mispelling violates adsense TOS?
tim222 - 11:24 pm on Aug 31, 2009 (gmt 0)
Ditto MB's opinion. I think the only exception would be if the misspelling is also a trademark.
AdSense for Content doesn't seem to have URL-specific guidelines, although AdSense for Domains does have some info:
Domain URL Domains that are submitted for the AdSense for domains program may not include certain types of terms in the URL. The terms in the URL may not contain or be related to any of the following:
- #*$!ography, adult, or mature terms. This includes, but is not limited to, any terms that refer to or suggest nudity, partial nudity, sexual imagery/acts, lewd/graphic or profane language. - Violent or racially intolerant language or any other form of hate speech directed against an individual, group or organization - Excessive profanity - Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia - Gambling or casino-related content - Weapons, such as firearms, ammunition, balisongs, butterfly knives and brass knuckles - Beer or hard alcohol - Tobacco or tobacco-related products - Prescription drugs - Promotion of an illegal activity or an activity that infringes on the legal rights of others. - References to tragedies or other sensitive current events - Any other terms that are illegal, promote illegal activity, or infringe on the legal rights of others.
- Domains submitted for the AdSense for domains program may not violate any trademark (and related rights), copyright, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property right of any third party. - Domains may not be involved in litigation or under dispute.
On top of that, if you look in the Terms you'll find that Google also frowns upon any use of the term "Google" or any of their trademarks.
So it just doesn't seem likely that Google would care about this. If they did, then why stop at city names? Why stop at typos in general? They would probably also prohibit domains that are nothing but meaningless jumbles of letters and numbers