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Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "While investigating a domain that is being squatted, I came across this site that has well researched reports about the biggest typo/domain squatters, fake registrars, and domain kiters. In one report they investigate Unasi, a typo-squatter who owns "2.5-5% of all domain names in existence, with not a single domain being used for a legitimate website." They follow the convoluted trail left by the scum of the Internet, showing the extent of their operations and tracking down the real people behind the scams. If you have ever done a domain lookup and found moments later the domain name was taken (like I have), these people are likely to blame. Perhaps calling attention to their operations will add to the mounting pressure for ICANN (allowing fake registrars), Google (supporting parking with AdSense), and/or the government (not prosecuting the interference with interstate commerce and registering trademarked names in bad faith) to do something about these sleazy practices."
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