typosquatter
n. A person who registers one or more Internet domain names based on the most common typographical errors that a user might commit when entering a company's registered trademark name (e.g., amazom.com).

Example Citation:
"However, little has been said about an interesting and growing subspecies of cybersquatter: the 'typosquatter.'...Typosquatters look around and see which Web sites get the heaviest traffic. They then register, for themselves, domain names that consist of the likeliest typographical errors that users make when seeking to access these sites. In other words, someone looking to call up Microsoft's site may type Mocrosoft.com by mistake. So the typosquatter registers the domain name mocrosoft.com."
—Robert C. Cumbow, "'Typosquatters' Pose Threat to Trademark Owners on the Web," New York Law Journal, October 13, 1998

Notes:
Subscriber Neil Ferguson told me about today's word.

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