TechCrunch Has an Anonymous Fan

People are only human, and typos occur, so TechCrunch points out that many Websites have bought URLs that are similar to the correct ones, such as directing users to Google, pointing Web surfers to Yahoo! and steering users to Microsoft’s Bing search engine.

And squatters have sought to take advantage of poor typing, scooping up URLs including,,, and

However, an anonymous Web surfer is apparently a big fan of TechCrunch, as he or she purchased the URL from and set it up to redirect users to TechCrunch. TechCrunch reports that the URL was registered in November 2007 and won’t be up for renewal until 2014.

For any fans of this blog, is still up for grabs. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.