A small but noteworthy victory for Google as it has won 32 typo-squatted domain names, including Gougle.com, Go0gle.com, Googole.com, Goolgle.com and Googer.com. Probably best to avoid visiting those, btw.
The search and advertising giant initially filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum against the single (apparently Hong Kong-based) owner of the slew of domain names on the 5th of January, around the same time it also won five YouTube related typo-squatted domains.
So. Much. Tech.
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Understandably, the Forum ruled that the domain names (full list below) should be transferred to Google immediately. Especially because the soon-to-be-former owner of the domain names failed to submit a response in this proceeding, despite multiple attempts by the Forum to reach him/her.
(1) The domain name registered by Respondent is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which Complainant has rights; and
(2) Respondent has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name; and
(3) The domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith.
Here’s the full list of domains obtained by Google: