Tag Archives: Domain name

The Death of WorldCom

By | May 6, 2006

WorldCom, once the U.S.’ second largest long distance phone company before falling into bankruptcy and fraud convictions, is no more. At least, as a name. As Netcraft, a UK-based Internet monitoring and security company, records: WorldCom.com has been taken offline, erasing the web’s last traces of the brand that became a symbol of white collar crime and the… Read More »

What Katie.com Did Next

By | August 2, 2004

Can someone be turfed off their domain by someone bigger? The experience of Katie Jones, recent mother and owner of an online chat site in the UK, has been well documented elsewhere. (Katie.com is the name of a book about the ordeal of a teenager sexually molested by a man she met in an Internet chatroom. Katie Jones… Read More »

The Continuing Marvels Of Phishing

By | July 20, 2004

I continue to marvel at phishing attacks, and how they tweak themselves just enough to make you wonder hard about whether you can afford to ignore them. Take this one for example. Simple text email, no fancy graphics. But the URL looks real enough, the text makes you wonder whether someone has tried to access your eBay account… Read More »

The Future Of Domain Names?

By | January 15, 2004

Interesting piece from The Register’s Kieren McCarthy on the changing nature of domain names. He points to the recent case of a guy renting out beef.com to allow People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to lead a very successful campaign on the BSE issue. In the future, individuals and companies may end up renting out domain names… Read More »