LivingSocial Discovers It Has Typosquatters
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
Company files several domain name disputes.
Local 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:
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.