Facebook Recovers Typo Domain Names

Most likely a result of Facebook having sued a whole lot of cyber-squatters recently, Facebook has recovered 44 domain names that are typos of the Facebook brand. As you might recall, if you are a regular reader of my blog, I previously reported about Facebook suing a group of domain name cyber squatters, people who owned typos of the Facebook.com domain name.

If you look at the new owner of these domains, they are owned by Facebook:

Registrant:
Domain Administrator
Facebook, Inc.
1601 S. California Ave
Palo Alto CA 94304
US
+1.6505434800 Fax: +1.6505434800

Here is the list of domain names that Facebook has transferred into their control in the past 24 hours:

acebok.com
acebook.com
acfebook.com
faboock.com
facbebook.com
faccebook.com
facdbook.com
facdebook.com
facebboook.com
facebokbook.com
facebokok.com
faceboobok.com
facebooc.com
faceboock.com
facebood.com
faceboof.com
facebooi.com
facebooki.com
facebool.com
faceboon.com
faceboook.com
faceboow.com
faceboox.com
faceebook.com
facerbook.com
facfacebook.com
facfebook.com
fackebook.com
facwebook.com
facxebook.com
faebookc.com
fafacebook.com
faseboock.com
faseboot.com
favebook.com
fcaebbok.com
ffacebook.com
fscebook.com
gacebook.com
httpfacebook.com
thrfacebook.com
www-facebook.com
wwwfacebok.com
wwwrfacebook.com

Domain name cybersquatters purchase and own domain names typos of certain brand names and popular websites in order to set up web pages that are “landing pages”. When someone mistypes the Facebook.com domain name, they end up on the cybersquatters’ website–and when someone clicks on a link the cybersquatter usually makes money.

For domain names like Facebook, owning a typo of the Facebook brand can be fairly lucrative–and thus Facebook sued this group of cybersquatters, attempting to recover potential damages from them.

Since this is a large group of domain names, I am not sure if this indicates whether or not some sort of settlement has been reached in this case.

Update:
From what I can tell, this list of 44 domain names does appear to be related to the lawsuit I mentioned and wrote about above. In fact, one domain name in particular, which has been mentioned in the suit: facebooki.com is a part of this list.

Comments

  1. Jared says

    I hope they received compensation. Some people may think that their business model is unethical, but I think they are just savvy business people!

  2. Developer says

    I hope they received compensation. Some people may think that their business model is unethical, but I think they are just savvy business people!
    +1

  3. Andy@Hair Loss Treatment Reviews says

    To: @Jared,
    I can also say that they just have the mind and attitude of a businessman..