Fun_People Archive
29 Sep
(Brilliant?) New Advertising Strategy

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 97 14:59:30 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: (Brilliant?) New Advertising Strategy

Forwarded-by: Nev Dull <>
Forwarded-by: glen mccready <>
From: Noah Friedman <>

It looks like a couple of Russian emigrants (guessing by their names) have
hit the idea of registering domain names that are very similar to big
company names, only with common mispellings, e.g.:

Then they sell these domain names to people who want to use them in order
to get "accidental" advertising.  They've registered hundreds and hundreds
of domain names like this.

For instance, check out

Do a `whois' to find out the names of the guilty parties.

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