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Author Topic: Radio ad promoting online safety for kids banned from airwaves  (Read 2615 times)


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The website advertised,, advises children on how to stay safe online.

But a listener who misspelt the address found a series of links led her to adult porn websites.

The advert said: "Giving out personal info could let a paedophile track you down. Be smart online, be safe online."

But instead of typing 'u' in the web address, the woman wrote 'you', taking her to a different website.

Remember to register common misspellings for your domain name when you register the one you really want.  ;)


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Re: Radio ad promoting online safety for kids banned from airwaves
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2006, 10:09 AM »
I saw this recently, too. (I live in England).

It is absolutely unimaginable to me, that if I was advertising a website by speech, where you couldn't see the address, and if it was spelt different to common thought, that they would not register the second domain. I am ASTOUNDED at the INCOMPETENCE of so many organisations that act this STUPID!