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Domain HiJacking



5:15 pm on Jan 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

example.com has put sites up on a dozen domains I own and have just sitting without my permission. I recently had changed the DNS on all of them from GoDaddy to Hostgator. How long they got away with it I don't know, but after running into one instance of it, on one of my premier domains, I started checking and every one of those moved from GoDaddy had the same thing. Web sites set up by example.com with ads related to the sites name. I went and parked them all with HG and they now all point to my home domain, so it's cleared, but, how the heck do they get away with that? I'm sure it would ad up to thousands of dollars if they are pulling that with every site they can just grab. Isn't that illegal?

I have about 10 hours into trying to locate this example.com so I could contact them about it and they are more well hidden than Hoffa.

Anyone ever heard of such a thing? or about this outfit before?


7:42 pm on Jan 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Are you sure you are not seeing parked page ads from GoDaddy or Hostgator?

My .in registrar does this for ther own benefit however I don't mind since the click thru rate is very low on those.


5:08 am on Jan 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'm sure, when I had them just sitting at GoDaddy they put up their full page of banners and ads, and I felt the sameway, who cares. But this is a "Big Outfit". Page rank in the 4,000's. You see their redirects all over the web. Although I'm new here I read the Charter and I know I can't post the domain name. But when I Googled them I was surprised on just how big they are. Their website is valued at near a half million, and you know how lowball those estimates are. I figure someone at GoDaddy maybe passed on the addy's when I pulled them, or, they got a way of snatching them up somehow and are doing this on a grand scale.

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