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Facebook typo squatting


A domain registered in a tiny town in Georgia is presenting fumble-fingered Facebook fans with few fun-filled hours of diversion:

Facebook typosquatting page


It’s one of those interminable contest sites we’ve all come to know and love.

freebie registration pageIf you actually spend the 45 minutes it takes to click through this monster and sign up for everything that’s offered, your cell phone will probably be billed an amount close to the gross national product of a small third-world country.

An outfit named “Freebie Promos” owns the site and it’s been around since 2006.

Registrant:
Freebie Promos
2778 Broad Street
Austell, Georgia 30106
United States

Domain Name:  FACEBOOIK.COM
Created on: 21-Jul-06
Expires on:  21-Jul-16
Last Updated on: 28-Jun-10

That address in Austell, Ga., on Google Maps Street View, appears to be an intersection in a VERY rural little whistle-stop community.

Austell, Georgia

Watch your typing.

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