Cruise line goes cruising for typos.
Cruise company Royal Caribbean Cruises has filed an in rem lawsuit (pdf) against two typos of its RoyalCaribbean.com domain name.
The two domains — RoyalCaribean.com and RoyalCarribean.com — forward to another domain name that is a lead gen site for cruises and is branded with “Royal Caribbean”.
I wouldn’t be surprised if these domain names get a good bit of traffic. While writing this story I’ve confused the typo and correct version multiple times.
It’s interesting that Royal Caribbean is just coming after the domain names now. Both domain names were registered in 1999 and the current owner has owned them since 2005-2006.