Seller wants to quickly flip Pokemon Go typo.
A seller has listed PokeymonGo.com — a typo of the popular game Pokemon Go — on Flippa, claiming it “was receiving thousands of visitors to his website” just minutes after it went live.
He’s trying to quickly flip the domain and site on Flippa. With close to 100 bids, the auction is now over 2,000.
According to the Google Analytics screenshot posted on the auction page, the domain’s traffic isn’t coming from type-ins. This makes it really confusing how the site received thousands of visitors within just a few minutes of putting the site live.
Here’s the Google Analytics screenshot provided with the listing:
If you type Pokeymon Go in Google, it will correct it to Pokemon Go. However, I was able to get this site to show up first if I searched directly for PokeymonGo.com. Although a lot of people search for entire domain names on Google, I’d expect to see more direct traffic if this is the search term driving visitors to the site.
As Elliot Silver pointed out, Pokemon is a trademark of Nintendo. Although I don’t expect them to go after the thousands of newly registered domains with Pokemon in them, it’s a risk of a site becomes popular.