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Harry and Meghan's newborn baby girl name might spawn wave of scammy websites

Lilibetdiana.com on GoDaddy
Lilibetdiana.com on GoDaddy (Image credit: GoDaddy)

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the arrival of their newborn daughter Lilibet Diana, the domain name Lilibetdiana.com was bought, leaving room for possible URL hijackers to capitalize off this.

Upon research, TechRadar Pro found that Lillibetdiana.com, spelt with two L’s instead of one, had already been purchased through internet domain registrar and web hosting firm GoDaddy.

This could lead to a spike in the number of intentionally misspelled versions of the domain name Lilibetdiana.com, as cyber criminals have been known to use typosquatting to leech off popular sites based on something as simple as an additional letter added to the URL.

Lilibet Diana spelt with two L's was purchased on GoDaddy too

Lilibet Diana spelt with two L's was purchased on GoDaddy too (Image credit: GoDaddy)

Lilbertdiana.com on GoDaddy 

It is not clear who purchased the domain name, but because the URL was created on Friday, two days before Harry and Meghan announced the arrival of Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, there is strong suspicion that it was the couple themselves through GoDaddy.

IBT reported that Royal expert Angela Levin told Good Morning Britain that Harry and Meghan have made a domain, Lilibet Diana and added that it will be a domain that nobody can use the email and they can use that for any commercial work they plan.

TechRadar Pro reached out to GoDaddy for a comment, to which the company is yet to respond.

When typing in the domain name into Google, the GoDaddy page comes up with a message that reads that the site is ‘parked free, courtesy of GoDaddy.com”, with a button below it suggesting the domain is available for purchase.

However, once you click with the intent of purchasing the domain name, it leads to another page that states Lilibetdiana.com can be purchased through a broker.

Via Mirror

Abigail Opiah

Abigail is a B2B Editor that specialises in Web Hosting and Cloud Services news at TechRadar Pro. She has been a journalist for more than three years covering a wide range of topics in the technology sector. She is now interested in receiving the latest B2B news and updates on website builders, domains, e-commerce platforms and Web hosting.