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  • n. Plural form of typosquatter.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Ben Edelman: Google allows typosquatters to register domain names and show Google ads on those domain names.

    Google's Ad Gadfly

  • That preference reflects the fact that Google pays more, so sophisticated typosquatters prefer Google because they know they can make more money.

    Google's Ad Gadfly

  • Both companies allow typosquatting, but the majority of typosquatters use Google, more even than the proportion of Google's advertising market share.

    Google's Ad Gadfly

  • Apparently, typosquatters have bought the domain names spelled with 4, 9 and 20 "o"s goooogle, etc.

    Today's goooood word: typosquatting

  • Close behind are typosquatters, who register famous names with slight typographic errors, like Peppsi instead of Pepsi. Top headlines

  • - New research from Harvard Professors Tyler Moore and Ben Edelman suggests that Google may be profiting from typosquatters - at the expense of online advertisers.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • "We're certainly not typosquatters - nobody's going to type in Groggle thinking they're going to reach Google, that's just insane."

    The Age News Headlines

  • Merpel, noting that German water is the most expensive on the planet, muses over the splendid name Kondrauer Mineralsprudel Heilwasser Prinz-Ludwig-Quelle and wonders how, if it should ever become a popular brand, it would be guarded from the depredations of typosquatters.

    The IPKat - IP news, views and mews

  • Many malicious typosquatters dump, cover up or transfer their domains at the first sign of trouble.

    The Microsoft Blog

  • Back in 2006 Yahoo was sued by a class of advertisers who alledged that Yahoo sold them ads that were supposed to appear on "highly-targeted" sites and instead wound up on sites filled with spyware or run by typosquatters.



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  • typosquatters lie in wait and pounce the minute you tweet or message or comment with a typo on or from any modern media device, as if you didn't know "timeing" should not have an 'e'. :/

    August 23, 2011

  • At least it isn't an unauthorized Babarism. I don't think he'd fit on this page.

    April 21, 2011

  • Cheers P_U.

    Maybe this should be keyboardosquatters anyway.

    April 20, 2011

  • I'll drink to that!

    Then bilby can wash my glass with his dishes.


    April 20, 2011


    April 20, 2011

  • Ooh! The domain is for sale!

    April 19, 2011

  • The word is an unauthorised barbarism.

    April 19, 2011

  • Good question. Also a good question is what merits an entry on Wordnik. Far worse has been perpetrated here. ;->

    April 19, 2011

  • You see this "fake word" allegation from time to time. How is it possible to have a fake word?

    April 19, 2011

  • typosquatter on :-/

    April 19, 2011

  • I agree completely! *sneaks off to register*

    Edit: Too late. It redirects to some manufacturer of "earth anchor" technology.

    April 19, 2011

  • A fake word that hardly merits an entry

    April 19, 2011

  • Who, moi?

    *looks innocent*

    April 18, 2011

  • damn, you, arby!

    April 18, 2011


    April 18, 2011

  • wordnek, wrodnik, wornik...

    April 18, 2011

  • Taking advantage of the fact that millions of online users mistype addresses of websites they intend to visit, typosquatters register common misspelled versions of popular sites and make money by displaying ads.

    April 18, 2011