January 31, 2003

Domains with Typographical Errors - A Simple Search Strategy

Domains with Typographical Errors - A Simple Search Strategy
by Seth Finkelstein

Abstract: This paper describes a simple strategy for searching for domain names with typographical differences, and the results of one such search.

This is in response to a report
Large-Scale Registration of Domains with Typographical Errors
by Benjamin Edelman.

He describes an extensive series of domain names with typographical errors which have been registered by a cybersquatter. and asks for help in identifying these targets. This creates what might be called an "inverse problem", of determining what are the target of the squatted typo'ed name

Note Donna Wentworth at Copyfight described my paper beautifully - "Seth F. gets agrep on the problem".

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in infothought | on January 31, 2003 11:58 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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