Yahoo’s Flickr.com is the most popular photo sharing site online, but for years the site has been missing out on traffic from users who misspelled the name as “Flicker.com.” According to changes in the name’s WHOIS records, Yahoo now has control over it.
According to technology news site Softpedia, acquiring the name was a bit of a challenge for Yahoo. It originally offered the owner $600,000 USD, only to be refused. Intent on getting the name, it filed an anti-cybersquatting lawsuit against the owner, despite having no merit for doing so. The company and domain owner reportedly settled out of court soon after.
Yahoo has yet to redirect the name or make any changes. According to information displayed on the site, the domain receives 3.6 million unique visitors per year.