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    Another Deceptive-Domain-Name Scammer Targets AOLers | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 3 comments | Search Discussion
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    Education, education, education...
    by ldg on Wednesday February 19 2003, @11:41PM (#11196)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    It makes little sense to acquire dozens of domains for use the way citibank has. It's irritating to customers as well if they are at all security conscious and pay attention to the sites to which they are redirected.

    It is also interesting to note that holders of second level domains (i.e., example.com) have the delegation of those domains and can, in fact, delegate third and lower levels themselves. Of course they then have the responsibility as any other registry does to keep them operational.

    In any case, it makes much more sense to use subdomains for intercompany business and no one should EVER submit sensitive information to an insecure site.

    Leah
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    Site shut down
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday February 20 2003, @04:32AM (#11200)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    The site in question seems to have been shut down by the domain registrar... the address doesn't resolve, and the WHOIS record has all contacts as "Registrant Defaulted (abuse@enom.com)".
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    How can this domain be deceptive?
    by WIPOorgUK on Thursday February 20 2003, @07:13AM (#11202)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    'AOL' can be used as a trademark by many different types of businesses all over the world.

    It was used for metal bolts, screws and nuts.

    But most domains are not owned by registered trademark.

    And yet ALL words and initials are confusingly similar to trademarks - as virtually every word has been trademarked - most many times over in different type of business and/or country.

    The registered trademark symbol ® identifies them in physical world.

    Can one single stupid idiot say it is not obvious to replace this symbol with a protected TLD in cyberspace?

    Other than the usual twit - who has yet to come out with reasoned argument, as to why registered trademarks should NOT be identified on the Internet.

    Like - people KNOW .gov sites are used by government departments.

    name.class.country.reg

    aol.isp.us.reg

    Simple.

    Can anybody tell me - how can that be any other business?
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