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I dont think its illegal, its just that when people realise their mistake, i dont think they stay long. I certainly dont if i mis-type a domain name. I see its the wrong site, and then re-type the domain name properly, checking the spelling again.
So unless you have an absolutely fantastic mind-bending website, then dont expect people to stay if its a mi-typed domain name hit. But then again, if you did have n absolutely fantastic mind-bending website, then people would visit anyway surely?
"In a lawsuit filed in Seattle earlier this month Microsoft alleges that Red Register snatched up 125 domain names, all "confusingly similar to Microsoft's Marks" in order to profit from Web advertising, a practice known as typosquatting and cybersquatting."
Can someone tell me, is it legal to register domain that is similar to another domain?
Of course it is since don't forget that many English misspellings may actually be real names, words or companies in other languages however if you try and pretend to be something that you are not then expect possible future problems!
[edited by: HuskyPup at 1:45 pm (utc) on Jan. 25, 2008]