Typo-squatting, the practice of registering domains using common misspellings of popular brands, products and people in order to profit from consumer typing errors, is increasing dramatically. McAfee recently did a comprensive study of typosquatting, as part of its effort to filter web traffic with its anti-virus and security system. Read the McAfee Typo-Squatting Report here.
In an effort to further quantify and understand this phenomenon, McAfee studied 1.9 million typographical variations of 2,771 of the most popular and well known Web sites. Of these, we found 127,381 suspected typo-squatters.