All About Circuts

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Wendy, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Wendy

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    This looks like a virus trap if I've ever seen one. Leave the "i" out and this is what you get. My son found it trying for this site and found that one on his LINUX netbook.

    If you are adventurous you can check it out, but I'm not poking my XP computer into it for nuten.
     
  2. tom66

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    I'll check it out when I get home on my Ubuntu PC. WHOIS shows this:

    Code ( (Unknown Language)):
    1.  
    2. This domain is protected by Whois Privacy Services Pty Ltd. For more information please visit www.whoisprivacyservices.com.au
    3.  
    4. Domain allaboutcircuts.com:
    5.   Whois Privacy Services Pty Ltd
    6.   Domain Hostmaster, Customer ID : 69459989880777
    7.   69459989880777-3347b3@whoisprivacyservices.com.au
    8.   PO Box 923
    9.   Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 AU
    10.  
    11. Administrative contact:
    12. Technical contact:
    13. Billing contact:
    14.   Whois Privacy Services Pty Ltd
    15.   Domain Hostmaster, Customer ID : 69459989880777
    16.   69459989880777-3347b3@whoisprivacyservices.com.au
    17.   PO Box 923
    18.   Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 AU
    19.   Phone: Phone: +61.730070090
    20.   Fax: Phone: +61.730070091
    21.  
    22. Record dates:
    23.   Record created on: 2005-05-23 04:32:31 UTC
    24.   Record modified on: 2010-12-03 22:30:02 UTC
    25.   Record expires on: 2011-05-23 UTC
    26.  
    27. Nameservers:
    28.   ns2.hitfarm.com:
    29.     64.40.102.32
    30.   ns1.hitfarm.com:
    31.     72.51.27.54
    32.  
    33.  
    Clearly, they are covering their proverbial behinds.

    It's interesting that they opted for a 5 year registration. That (costed) about $40-50 US, so they expect to get that back in revenue. The actual allaboutcircuits.com was registed in 2003 so it looks like they just found that it was a popular site and decided to hijack it.

    You're always going to get low lifes...
     
  3. beenthere

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    I just visited the site. There are topics set up, but no information yet. I guess they haven't had time to borrow that information from other sites yet.

    It's interesting that there is no "contact us" button.
     
  4. retched

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    Oh, but there is....

    You must look closer...

    The contact us link/button is at the lower right of the main body box.. Just about the same color as the background..
     
  5. tom66

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    Checked on Ubuntu. Neither Firefox or Chrome have any issue with it. It is just a run of the mill domain squat, nothing to be worried about.
     
  6. beenthere

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    So there is...

    I may have some message, but do not care to fill out the form.
     
  7. bertus

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    Hello,

    It looks like one of the many worthless linksite.
    Many links are very spamlike.

    Bertus
     
  8. magnet18

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    My schools internet security blocked it "parked domain not allowed"
    I don't care to check at home.
     
  9. retched

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    For those who are interested, without having to access it yourself, here is a screenshot:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. magnet18

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    It almost looks like it could be a site under construction in a foreign language, with an unfortunate typo, but I doubt it.
     
  11. Wendy

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    I suspect it was started with evil intent, but the hackers lost interest.
     
  12. tom66

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    It was not started with "evil intent", nor was it started by "hackers". It is what is known as a domain squatter. Basically they hope someone mistypes the URL in their web browser but finds something useful on that page. Each click might give them only a few cents, but over a whole year, to cover a typical domain registration, they only need 1,000 clicks, or about 3 a day. Those sites aren't nice in any way; I think they are frauds and should be stopped, but it doesn't mean they are "evil". It is just advertising, nasty at that, but not "evil".
     
  13. magnet18

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    How do they make money from just clicks?
    I didn't see any ads or anything profitable of any kind.
     
  14. eblc1388

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    Yeah. A lot of people missed that.

    You need to look extremely hard in order to discover them.

    [​IMG]
     
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