Is it OK to Squat on a Twitter?

Oct 07 2009

It is if Twitter is your friend.  The old wwwgoogle.com type typo is one of the oldest squats in the book and today techcrunch was proud to announce that wwwtwitter.com  redirects back to their site.  At first glance it sounds like a bad move for such a popular site but it’s pretty funny if you know a little about the two sites’ history.  Techcrunch is a fanboy of Twitter.  There are more twitter stories and updates on techcrunch that twitter itself.  Many of twitter’s owners are friends with the people at techcrunch and I am guessing that in due time the name will be handed over.  In the meantime they get to pickup the 864 extra readers (as told by compete).  And just for fun let’s see where some of the www typos in domaining lead

wwwdomaining…………..squatter

wwwricklatona……….squatter

wwwchefpatrick………unregged and available to squat

wwwdnjournal………..to dnjournal

wwwbido………squatter

wwwdnforum……..squatter

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2 comments

  1. Jin

    wwwRickLatona.com is owned by RickLatona.com

    So its good way to protect your brand by RL, I just confirmed it with Whois.sc for WWWRICKLATONA.COM

    thanks
    Jin

  2. Roscos Blog

    Hi Shane,

    Got a couple of questions?

    1)Do you know if anyone has done an experiment with these type of domains.

    Wondering what % proportion of type in’s from owning a NON developed .com domain compared to owning the wwwgoogle.com domain version.

    Also if there is a percentage when comparing the wwwgoogle.com version compared to the google exact amount for that keyword?

    2)If a term has a google adwords global exact of 100,000 and its a one word .com what percentage would you get type in’s?

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