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    Video Games to Be Used to Sell [Steal] Domain Name
    by Anonymous on Friday August 19 2005, @05:53AM (#15982)
    Video Games to Be Used to Sell [Steal] Domain Name

    Video games are the new marketplace to sell or
    resolve disputes over domain names AND new TLDs.
    Can you imagine Team Verisign head to head with
    Team Neustar to see who milks the .NET cash cow ?

    The upside is of course that it puts the names
    into play in cyberspace where they begin and end.
    The downside is of course the cheating. Would
    Verisign and Neustar cheat ? Nahhhh

    CYBERCRIME-HACKING
      Title: 'Lineage 2' game hackers used robot program to steal online items
      Source: Mainichi Shimbun
      Date Written: 2005-08-16
      Date Collected: 2005-08-16
    Police in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, have arrested a Chinese
    exchange student on charges of using software in the online game
    Lineage 2 to defeat other players and steal their items. The
    student allegedly used a bot program to fight duels with other
    players' characters in the game, stealing game credits and items,
    such as weapons and armor, after defeating them. The student then
    sold the items to other players on the Internet in exchange for
    real world currency. The Internet Association Japan estimates the
    market for game items ranges between ¥5 billion and ¥10 billion
    ($45.7 million and $91.4 million US).

    http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/national/new s/20050816p2a00m0na014000c.html
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