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Does anyone profit from typo-squatting?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by johndoejohndoe, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. johndoejohndoe

    johndoejohndoe Junior Member

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    I realize that company names are trademarked and whatnot, but from what I've read, you can still use domains with similar names as long as you don't mouse-jack or deceive the user. You can at least, park a domain on a site such as Sedo, and gain advertising revenue that way.

    The question is, do any of you guys/gals get a decent enough traffic to make money off of these sites? Without grabbing a big named brand that is mis-typed like peosi.com <-- pepsi.com ;), is it even worth it? Let's hear some success and/or failure stories. I'm sure some of you have attempted to gain some $$ off of doing this. Thanks.
     
  2. DomainMagnate

    DomainMagnate Registered Member

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    I don't, but I know many domainers who do. It's a rather grey area, gives us domainers a bad rep.
     
  3. Tsmash

    Tsmash Regular Member

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    I make about ten dollars a day from misspells. However, I can make about $100 a day with other domains, so it's not really my main strategy. I bought them as more of an experiment.
     
  4. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    I buy misspells of government tourism authority sites in my niche. It's a very easy to do miss spell that gets lots of type in traffic due to TV and print advertising
     
  5. Tsmash

    Tsmash Regular Member

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    Thanks dude. I'm gonna spend a hundred bucks on some haha. I hope it works out.
     
  6. maddy

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    They are indeed grey but if it makes money, then why not.
     
  7. biasa199

    biasa199 Newbie

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    Great idea, lol. I actually might use this. :p
     
  8. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Senior Member

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    Once some idiot work at home company launched their site on .info domain, I went ahead and registered the .com version. In a few days, the traffic and revenue was flowing. It remained live for a year or so and then died resulting in no or very less traffic on my domain. I made quite a good amount with it. Never found such better typo domain afterwards although I sometimes do hunt for them. The best idea is typo squatting is to look for sites that don't care about legal issues.
     
  9. Seadragon

    Seadragon Regular Member

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    I think typo squatting has died down quite a lot recently, with google's auto correct searching. The only traffic you usually get now for these are just type in traffic, which you aint always going to get.
     
  10. Tsmash

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    Yeah, but domain parking companies usually only accept type in traffic... so that's kind of the point.