Wikipedia terms “Cybersquatting” as
” Cybersquatting (also known as domain squatting), according to the United States federal law known as the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, is registering, trafficking in, or using a domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else. The cybersquatter then offers to sell the domain to the person or company who owns a trademark contained within the name at an inflated price. “
Typo-prone photographers appear to owe Yahoo a “thank you.” After making at least one generous offer and then resorting to a lawsuit, the company’s acquired Flicker.com, presumably for the sake of saving people who misspell “Flickr” from visiting the wrong site.
Flickr should start seeing more visitors before long, though, and this move may boost Yahoo’s reputation in addition to its traffic stats, since helping people reach their intended destination isn’t such a self-serving act. Still the site has not been redirected!