Lawsuit goes after typosquatters who redirect to survey offers.
As reported on Elliot’s Blog today, Facebook has filed a lawsuit against dozens of people for allegedly typosquatting on its domain names.
One of the interesting aspects of this case is what the defendants are allegedly doing with the domain names. Instead of parking them with traditional pay-per-click providers, they are forwarding them to survey sites that mimic Facebook in some way.
This type of typo monetization is becoming more popular as the opportunity to monetize some typos is limited on traditional parking platforms. In fact, there’s an entire parking company based around these CPA survey offers that started business just a couple months ago.
If seeing a parked page with pay-per-click links bothers trademark holders, they’ll be even more upset about seeing their would-be visitors tricked into supplying their email address to an affiliate site.