Typo Generator includes the information you need to protect your brand against typosquatters.
All week I’ve been writing about how I use DomainTools. Here’s the latest tool I use…
There are a number of typo generators out there, but DomainTools’ is the only one that makes it easy to find out who is typosquatting on your domain name. It also lets you know if someone previously typosquatted or tasted a typo of your domain.
To use the typo generator, go to domaintools.com/domain-typo and enter the domain name. Then choose your options including views:
Registrant View – see typos of your domain and the registrant’s name. Great for seeing if one person is aggressively typosquatting you.
DNS View – typos include nameservers and IP addresses. Great for seeing if typos of your domain are parked.
TLD View – this is one of my favorites. You see each typo by top level domain and can tell how it’s being used: active web site or parked page, for example. You can also see if any of the typos are on hold for expiration. One of the neatest features is seeing domains that were previously registered but now available. If I search for DomainNameWire.com, I can see about a dozen domains that were previously registered. Most of these were probably just tasted for five days and then dropped.
I used DomainTools’ typo generator about a year ago and found a couple similar domains. One of them has since expired; the owner of the second gave the domain to me.