Like a recent descision given in Australia, Google has claimed another victory in a California court regarding domain names with misspelled versions of their company name.
This 'TypoSquatting' - a name I love - is getting out of control. People run in front of popular companies and grab anything they can for the extra traffic such sites make from people who misspell the URL.
Another annoying habit is to grab variations like abcdfrench.com etc. for language versions of comapnies websites. As more studies of how people get to websites are published there are always people running in front grabbing domains for ransom or misguided traffic.
Either way these practices really need to cease. I mean try something original like a McDonner burger....