Complaint filed against domain that sends traffic to survey and adult sites.
A complaint has been filed with National Arbitration Forum over the high traffic domain name oogle.com.
National Arbitration Forum does not disclose the name of complainants until a case is decided, but you can bet good money that Google filed the dispute.
A poster on domain forum DNForum in April claimed that the site received 450,000+ unique visitors a month, undoubtedly from people who forget to type the ‘g’ in front of Google. The person was trying to sell the domain for $300,000 or lease it for $5,000 per month.
If you type in the domain name, odds are it will forward to a “survey” site claiming that you can complete a survey and get an Apple product. The logo font on the page doesn’t mimic Google, but notice the colors of the present next to the title.
According to this YouTube video, the domain has forwarded to the survey site since at least last year. However, the post on DNForum suggests it might forward to adult content. Indeed, Screenshots.com shows a NSFW landing page for Ashley Madison on March 25, 2012. So the owner of the domain is splitting the traffic.
The domain is registered to Florida web hosting company Blue Arctic LLC.