February 02, 2003

Domains With Typographical Errors - A Google Search Strategy

I was inspired this weekend, and cross-connected the earlier domain searching to Google

Domains With Typographical Errors - A Google Search Strategy
by Seth Finkelstein

Abstract: This paper describes a strategy for searching for domain names with typographical differences by using Google, and compares the results to a previous search using approximate string matching.

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

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in infothought | on February 02, 2003 11:57 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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