Sunday, August 14, 2022

Something’s phishy about these domain names

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What’s in a [domain] name? Probably a few million dollars if you’ve bothered to register a highly bankable one.

For instance, Diamonds.com fetched a cool $8.5 million this year.

However, selling high value monikers is not the only way big bucks are being made in the domain name industry.

Online scammers may be raking in the green by using deceptive domain names for phishing operations, according to a Finnish tech security firm.

F-Secure Corp. of Helsinki says if someone is interested in purchasing domain names mimicking the URLs of well known online merchants, auction sites, banks or financial institutions – chances are that someone is a scamster.

The only reason one would want to buy a domain name such as p

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