Do a Google search and you will find thousands of stories about WikiLeaks from news organizations from all around the world.
The one thing you will hardly ever see in any news story is the URL of the site that is publishing this formerly top secret info.
The domain that is releasing hundreds of thousands of top secret documents is the .org version.
As you might guess with all the news reports just referring to the site as WikiLeaks without mentioning the extension, the .com version of the site is getting some serious traffic.
According to Alexa.org, the typo of WikiLeaks.com is one of the 4,000 busiest of all sites in the world over the last 7 days, and that’s before additional documents were released yesterday.
According to Compete.com, the .com got as many as 232,000 visitors in July and including over 90,000 visitors it received last month, Wikileaks.com has gotten over 500,000 visits according to Compete.
That’s some serious traffic.
Where is all that traffic going?
To a Godaddy parked page.
However, its not a PPC landing page that has links to other services, but a page full of ads for Godaddy’s own services and products.
I’m not sure if I was Godaddy.com I would want the traffic from that typo.
Now I know your wondering who the owner of Wikileaks.com is, and you might be surprised to find out its not under privacy.
The owner of the domain is Wikia.com which is a site that allows uses to:
“Create a wiki about your favorite topic and begin collaborating with people who love what you love”
So you might ask how can Wikia.com turn down all of that traffic on a domain it owns and allow it to go to a Godaddy page?
Well consider that Wikia.com is one of the most visited sites on the net.
Alexa ranks Wikia.com as the 201 st most popular site on the net and according to Compete the site gets over 7,000,000 visitors a month.
I’ll save you from looking, Wikia.com owns Wikia.org