Why is "Typo Squatting" not blocked?

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    cervezafria

    Select "parked domains"

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    rotblitz

    This is a relatively new category, so they may have forgotten to include it in the "level" based domain filtering.  Best is anyway to use "Custom" for category based blocking and not the pre-defined levels.  This comes with the highest granularity.

    Also, if you read the explanations of the "levels":

    Low        -  Protects against pornography.
    Medium -  Protects against all adult-related sites and illegal activity.
    High       -  Protects against all adult-related sites, illegal activity, social networking sites, video sharing sites, and general time-wasters.

    "Typo squatting" would not fit into any of these levels.

    "is there a valid use where someone would not want it blocked?"

    Yes, there's definitely valid uses.  This is a very wide area.  If you want it being blocked nevertheless, you can.

    cervezafria: "Select "parked domains""

    Why?  He can select "Typo Squatting".

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    smtdns

    Eliminating Typo Squatting was one of the main reasons I signed up to evaluate this service.  I am testing for a wider deployment and I probably won't move ahead until typo squatting is added to the list of filtering categories that can be reported and enabled.

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    rotblitz

    "won't move ahead until typo squatting is added to the list of filtering categories"

    What?  Time for new eye-glasses...

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    rotblitz

    Typo Squatting is included since a longer time, see attached.




    TypoSquatting.JPG
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    smtdns

    "Time for new eye-glasses"  or maybe I could use some more coffee . . I have now enabled the "Typo Squatting" checkbox under my custom settings.

    I think I was confused because "Typo Squatting" is missing from the user-selectable submission categories here:  Dashboard (tab) ->Settings (tab) ->Check a domain (hyperlink)->Show undecided domains (drop-down menu).  I have attached a screen capture.




    missing typo squatting.jpg
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    rotblitz

    Ah, well spotted!  It seems this category is not maintained via the normal domain tagging system, but through other channels.  You also cannot submit sites for this category.

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    Anthony Honciano

    Just a quick heads up, the domains categorized as typo-squatting are supplied to us by a third party; it is not available for the community to categorize via http://domain.opendns.com.

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