Re: [ga] How to hijack a Domain Name
Also nothing in Google showing old links to the domain name, and
nothing in USENET which is commonly used in the Arabic world
especially for providing information about websites.
I think this whole thing was a hoax, and I've told the "reporter" as
Sunday, August 11, 2002, 6:41:52 AM, William X Walsh wrote:
> It is also worth noting that web.archive.org shows no cached snapshots
> of alneda.com. I wonder if it was ever an Al Qaeda website to start
> Sunday, August 11, 2002, 1:25:48 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> "Earlier this year, Al Neda was being hosted on a server farm in Kuala
>> Lumpur. Messner believes the United States government pressured the
>> Malaysians to drop www.alneda.com from its site a few months ago.
>> When al-Qaida tried to move the domain, Messner struck. "After they pushed
>> it out of the Malaysian registry but before it entered the Indian registry,
>> in that split second the domain became exposed, and Snapback intercepted the
>> transfer and put my info in there," Messner said."
>> There is something wrong. It looks like there was only a change in hosting
>> services and maybe a change in the domain name registrar. For these changes
>> there are no alterations needed in the ownership of the domain name. For
>> change of hosting services simly change nameservers via "domain name control
>> panel" or let the registrar do it for you. And if this would be true that
>> one can hijack a domain name during a registrar transfer no one would
>> transfer a domain name. But there are thousands of tansfers everyday.
>> I have not use snapnames until now, but what I heared from others Snapnames
>> is not that fast as claimed by Messner. And doesn't Snapnames only work with
>> expired domain names which were dropped?
>> As far as I know there a no Indian and no Malaysian registries for .com. ;-)
>> it is NetSol. Maybe the editor meant registrar.
>> According to NetSol whois the registrar of alneda.com is Directi.com, which
>> is an India based registrar.
>> Okay, there was a registrar transfer. But if it is true that one can
>> intercept a registrar trasfer the whole registrar transfer procedure should
>> be revised!
>> Simon Steinle
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Genie Livingstone" <email@example.com>
>> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 9:31 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ga] How to hijack a Domain Name
>>> > Saturday, August 10, 2002, 6:45:03 PM, Joop Teernstra wrote:
>>> > > http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,54455,00.html?tw=wn_ascii
>>> Saturday, August 10, 2002 7:30 PM William X Walsh wrote
>>> > His story sounds highly suspicious to me. It is inconsistent and
>>> > inaccurate with how things run.
>>> > I'd by highly skeptical of this story, or at least how it is being
>>> > portrayed.
>>> I fully agree with William, if you actually go to the site and click
>>> through on the logo,
>>> there is a 'nice' pop under advertisement for some porn
>>> sites/affiliates/dial up
>>> It smells of a marketing art ... the tech details in the story do not
>>> make sense
>>> Genie Livingstone
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