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BlogSport.com: Is Yahoo Typosquatting Google’s Blogger Platform?

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Google BlogspotYou'll Never Guess Whose Making Money on This Frequently Visited Typo URL


There are plenty of times when I "fat finger" a url and end up on a website I had no intention to visit. We all do it. Oftentimes, these typo domain names are owned by typosquatters who place pay per click links on the landing page, with the hopes of making money from this traffic.

This morning, I went to visit a popular blog hosted on Google's Blogger platform. These websites generally are formatted with a url similar to this: blogname.BlogSpot.com. When I visited the blog this morning, the page didn't load, so I double checked that I had the correct domain name. I didn't. Instead I had blogname.BlogSport.com.

I did a quick Whois search to see who owns the domain name, and I was very surprised to see that Yahoo owns BlogSport.com while Google owns its flagship BlogSpot.com.

You might ask yourself how this happened. It's somewhat interesting, so I will briefly explain. Sometime between September and October 2005, BlogSport.com was acquired by the → Read More


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