December 08, 2004

Third-level domain name hijacking

Domain Mart says that there is a new (but is it really new?) type of domain-name hijacking being carried out unnoticed. It involves third-level domain-names associated with affiliate programs.
For example, if you had been an online affiliate of, say, company, your affiliate internet address could have looked like If you or terminates the relationship, might decide to assign your affiliate address to a new entity that has no relationship to you or YourCompanyName. The new entity would use YourCompanyName to exploit its intrinsic value.

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