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Blend of typo +‎ cybersquatting.

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typosquatting (uncountable)

  1. (Internet) A form of cybersquatting that involves the registration of domain names likely to be mistyped by users, e.g. exmaple.com for example.com.
    • 2000 April 4, ICB Toll Free News, “TYPO-SQUATTING IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC”, in Toll Free 800, Domain Name, and ENUM Industry News and Information[1], archived from the original on 17 Jan 2004:
      It's a technique, a sort of "typosquatting," that Maly has used repeatedly. A Web site called "Jobonline.cz" was registered last March and two months later Maly bought jobsonline.cz.

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