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    Zuccarini "Typosquatting" - Search Strategies | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 3 comments | Search Discussion
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    qmqwon.com
    by isquat on Monday February 03 2003, @05:30PM (#11084)
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    Very interesting material, thank you!

    I was stuck with one question. How do you sort out which typos are more likely to occur than others? Due to the makeup of our keyboards.

    For example, these variants of 'hotmail' all involve at least two changed letters, but are still more likely to occur than the replacement of just any one letter in 'hotmail' by a 'd'.

    jptmail
    hjoptmail
    otmal
    hotmauk
    hotmsol

    Another matter is, whether there are any so-called squatters that register domains with typos occuring if you use a different keyboard layout. IIRC those in France and Germany differ slightly from the US ASCII keyboard.

    The French starts, if my memory serves me right, with AZERTY, the German with QWERTZ.

    So if you want to squat on typos made by a Frenchman typing amazon.com on a German keyboard, register qmqwon.com.
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    • Re:qmqwon.com by Seth_Finkelstein Tuesday February 04 2003, @05:25AM
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