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Username: andrew
Date/Time: Sat, April 15, 2000 at 8:20 AM GMT
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Subject: Something's very fishy with IOD and Name.Space...


I'm very disturbed by what I recently discovered about the IOD and Name.Space registries. First, I went to IOD ( and did a whois lookup on the following twelve names:

pets.web          amazon.web
drugstore.web     doctors.web
money.web         yahoo.web
income.web        aol.web
drugs.web         business.web
airline.web       pizza.web

These names were (apparently) registered to twelve different people (incidentally, "business.web" was registered to one very active member of this forum). Next, I went to Name.Space ( and checked the above twelve domain names. And they were "registered" to the same people! Something's definitely fishy here--it smacks of corrupt practices. If this is indeed a case of fraud, then it is very troubling indeed and should be dealt with in the most serious manner.


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