Possible login/password grabbing ploy
ag at asha.Eng.Sun.COM
Mon May 11 18:28:11 UTC 1998
Or maybe these are also the "adult site operators"?
At a conference I tried accessing ESPN web site :) by typing in the URL -
typed sportszone.espnet.com by mistake (instead of espnet.sportszone.com) -
and was surprised by the "Click if you are over 18" message... have heard
from others that several other mis-spellings also lead to similar sites.
Any trademark protection ("webmarks?") available to the folks who run
these popular sites?
:> I have found that most of the common mis-spellings of our domain name
:> have been registered with the Internic by a company named Americaoffline.
:Yup. They've been busy registering dropped-letter variants of many
:folks. All the zones I've looked at are merely wildcard A records, not
:purposeful hosts. I was sorely disappointed that
:http://www.americaoffline.com/ contains no references to malicous nor
:humourous stuff. Personally, I was hoping for large-scale lampooning.
:Nothing at the real provider's home base, INSTANET.COM, reveals anything
:of interest. Some kook thinking he can auction off typo domains?
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