:: Monday, August 07, 2006 ::

Squatters Rights

Slashdot | Cameroon Typo-Squats all of .com: "'As reported on CircleID, the nation of Cameroon, which controls the .cm top level domain, has typo-squatted all of the .com domain space. They have placed a wildcard DNS record to redirect all traffic to an ad-based search page. Unlike the earlier case of Verisign putting a wildcard in the real .com domain, ICANN has very little direct control over what a nation can do with their own TLD. Will the owners of .co and .om follow?'"

So if you mis-type .com you go to a spammer links site. Try it! The whole country domain, jeez.

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