Will Google AdSense be Impacted by the Dell Lawsuit?

Nov 30, 2007 • 10:04 am | comments (7) by | Filed Under Google AdSense

A Washington Post article refers to a recent lawsuit between Dell and a number of domain registrars who are cybersquatting on misspellings of Dell's various domains so that they can profit off PPC ads.

This has been a problem for quite some time. WebmasterWorld members wonder if this suit will impact Google AdSense's domain parking advertising programs.

It could, and some folks hope that it does since they're similar victims and also suffer the typosquatting fate. Forum members hope that Google will be the ones who are held responsible (but don't count on it since Google is huge). As one member puts it:

Google is guilty as charged. They aided and abbetted the whole scam by allowing it to be monetized.

A simple fact: Google could have prevented this whole dirty business by prohibiting ads from being displayed on domains that were less than five days old. A very simple and elegant solution. They, quite frankly, deserve to get fried for their complicity in the whole affair. I am sick and tired of Google and their 'partners' raking it in on my trademarks just because I don't have the resources to play wack-a-mole at $2000.00 per shot.

Go Dell.

This is a good point indeed. Why should domain tasters profit?

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.

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