[Ads-l] Has "typosquatting" come up in WOTY discourse?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 9 01:42:21 UTC 2018

I don't recall it coming up for ADS WOTY, though it did win the Internet
category down under in the 2014 Macquarie selections.


First time it came up on ADS-L was in 2005.


Wordspy takes "typosquatter" back to 1998 and "typosquatting" to 2000.


On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 7:53 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/consumer/family-
> safety/what-is-typosquatting/
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typosquatting
> The practice was featured in a segment of NBC’s Nightly News tonight.  I
> hadn’t heard of it.  It is more opaque than some blends, although
> relatively translucent for those familiar with cybersquatting.  Looks like
> the practice has been around for awhile but I don’t know when
> “typosquatting" was first coined as a term of art.

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