YouTube Not Utube, Yutube Or Redtube

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I was a bit shocked knowing that YouTube was commonly mis-spelled as Utube, Yutube or sometimes RedTube. Well, to tell you the correct spelling of YouTube is Y-O-U-T-U-B-E.

YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. Unregistered users can watch most videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos. Some videos are available only to users of age 18 or older (e.g. videos containing potentially offensive content). The uploading of pornography is prohibited. Related videos, determined by title and tags, appear onscreen to the right of a given video.

YouTube's immense success has unintentionally affected the business of an American company, Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corp., whose website,, was frequently overloaded and shut down by extremely high numbers of visitors unsure about the spelling of YouTube's domain name, but now is up and running again. At the beginning of November 2006, Universal Tube filed suit in federal court against YouTube, requesting that the domain be transferred to them. (Source: