Outting Network Solutions Criminality

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I had to double take one day when I was reviewing my traffic logs to find a subdomain on my site was attracting a good chunk of traffic – a subdomain that I didn’t set up myself or authorize my host to set up. That turned out to be an innocent mistake of failure to delete old records if I’m to believe my hosting company. (archive.org proved it too.)

But I’ve stumbled upon the odd unexpected, and in some cases scandalous thefts when I mis-typed and hit ww.domain-name.com and found hijacked domains which were being stolen by hosts or registrars or hackers. Since they weren’t mine, I laughed, or felt uncomfortable or got slightly outraged – and moved on. I can’t police other domains for people.

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