Walmart Affiliate Program Now Prohibits Parasitic Behaviors

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One would think that it is common sense to have a separate section prohibiting parasitic affiliate behaviors in your affiliate program and your program agreement. However, even larger online merchants sometimes do not do so. First of all, this makes them significantly more vulnerable to rogue affiliates. Secondly, it makes it harder to fight such Read More …

Free Online Tools to Find Common Domain Misspellings

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Whether you’re looking to safeguard your brand from typosquatters, or to use misspellings in your search engine optimization, tools to figure out the most common misspellings of your domain name make life easier. However, good tools are seldomly free, and neither many of this particular type are available for in-browser use. There are a few Read More …

Since When Has Typosquatting Become Acceptable?

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Definitions first: lawyer Kelly M. Slavitt, in her Protecting Your Intellectual Property from Domain Name Typosquatters article, wrote: Cybersquatters register domain names based on a company’s trademarks and then attempt to extort payment from the actual trademark owner in exchange for returning use of the domain name… Typosquatters are a variation on cybersquatters, but the Read More …