Buying and Other Fake Websites Is the Internet Equivalent of Wearing a Folex

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If you have a questionable sense of humor with some disposable income to your name, here's something you can do: buy wrong website domains that totally look like the real thing. Like for See what I did there? It's like wearing a fake Rolex but on the Internet.


Some peopl won't even notice the difference! M-named websites are the easiest to fool people with because of how the letters r and n look right next to each other. It works for,,, and (though you might not want to spoof that last one). In fact, some people think it's such a good idea to buy lookalike websites that they're marking up these Folex website prices by a ton, is actually being sold by Sedo, a domain marketplace, for $4,668. If you want a good fake, it's gonna cost you.

What other fake imposter websites could you try to buy? and aren't available though you could steal for 10 bucks. Same with and and are not for sale which goes to show how hard it is to get a good fake these days. That's why it's so fun to find a good one. Like for 10 bucks a year. You didn't hear it from me. [SEDO via @mikko]


Sometimes you could explain by malice what looks like stupidity. A looking-similar domain name could be used to do attacks, social engineering, planting malware or a lot more. You put there a file in a site that looks enough like the real one, and people won't have a lot of concerns on download and execute them, and could be trojans.

If well r n [] could be visible or not, what about using extended utf-8 characters in domain names that looks like other letters?