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  • LivingSocial Discovers It Has Typosquatters

    1. BY - Jun 28, 2011
    2. Policy & Law
    3. 1 Comment

    Company files several domain name disputes.

    Living SocialLocal deals site LivingSocial has finally discovered that it has typosquatters — and that there’s a relatively affordable way to get its domain names back.

    Earlier this month it filed its first domain name arbitration case, going against the Irish country code domain name LivingSocial.ie.

    Now it’s ramping up its efforts by filing three cases with National Arbitration Forum this week. Each case costs about $1500 in filing fees plus legal costs.

    Two of the cases deal with typosquatting including livingsocail.com and livingsocia.com.

    The third case is for three domains that tack on “instant” to LivingSocial:

    livingsocialinstantdeal.com
    livingsocialinstantdeals.com
    livingsocialinstant.com

    There’s one other domain owner that should be careful. LivingSocal.com doesn’t have to be a typo; it could be for “Living Southern California”, kind of like SoCalTech.com. But the parked page on the domain is showing ads for daily deals. They should change that as soon as possible.

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