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A [[Domain Squatter]] site is a web site which apparently exists solely to collect advertising revenue by pointing a popular or likely [[domain name]] at a search-engine front-end, doing minimal customization (often automatic) to make the site's contents appear at least somewhat relevant to the domain name, and surrounding the search functionality with advertising (usually a combination of graphical and text advertising). The domain name itself is also sometimes for sale at a high price.
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The term [[Domain Squatter]] also refers to a person or organization who owns such sites (i.e is engaged in the activity of domain squatting).
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==Examples==
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* [http://filmapart.net/ FilmApart.net] (2005-12-28: "what you need, when you need it")
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* FreshRPMs fake-out sites: [http://freshrpms.com .com] and [http://freshrpms.org .org] (real site is http://freshrpms.net)
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* [http://www.importsunlimited.com/ Imports Unlimited] slogan was "what you need, when you need it"; on later visit, had different look and no slogan (2006-01-30: back to "what you need, when you need it")
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* [http://www.ips.ca/ ips.ca] (2006-01-30: "what you need, when you need it")
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* [http://www.ncsmartlink.com/ NC Smartlink] purports to be about traffic cameras and real-time traffic information, but the links go to pages of what seems to be entirely advertising
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* [http://ozyandmillie.com/ ozyandmillie.com] does not appear to be owned by David C. Simpson, creator of the comic [http://ozyandmillie.net Ozy and Millie] ([http://ozyandmillie.net alt])
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* [http://deadbears.com deadbears.com]: currently for sale at $688 (likely target for people looking for [http://www.vbz.net/topics/0714/all/ Grateful Dead bean-bears])
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* [http://gratefuldeadbears.com gratefuldeadbears.com]
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* [http://abekabook.com/ abekabook.com]: no apparent association with Christian textbook printer [http://www.abeka.com/ A Beka Book]
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* [http://churchsigngeneration.com/ churchsigngeneration.com]
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==Links==
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* 2005-12-01 [http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2005/12/01/8364591/ Masters of their Domains], CNN Money

Revision as of 16:31, 30 January 2006

A Domain Squatter site is a web site which apparently exists solely to collect advertising revenue by pointing a popular or likely domain name at a search-engine front-end, doing minimal customization (often automatic) to make the site's contents appear at least somewhat relevant to the domain name, and surrounding the search functionality with advertising (usually a combination of graphical and text advertising). The domain name itself is also sometimes for sale at a high price.

The term Domain Squatter also refers to a person or organization who owns such sites (i.e is engaged in the activity of domain squatting).

Examples

Links