Posts that just are links to Google searches March 13, 2003 12:31 AM   Subscribe

Self-link-by-stealth? And what's with all the recent (appropriately deleted) posts that are just links to Google searches?
posted by sillygwailo to Etiquette/Policy at 12:31 AM (9 comments total)

sillygwailo - Im really not trying at all to self link [i buy text ads for that!]

I am seriously just wondering about the ease of domain hijacking, since it just happened to me. I've seen posts regarding domain hijacks here before and thought I might get some helpful comments here.

The way the domain was nicked might also be of interest to the many domain owners who frequent this site.
posted by dabitch at 2:13 AM on March 13, 2003

ps - i linked to the google cache in order not to link to the domain that points to the wrong place right now. It's just a empty site there with a link to an online casino.
posted by dabitch at 2:14 AM on March 13, 2003

What was stealthy about it? It's perfectly cromulent in the FPP that the domain in question is dabitch's
posted by signal at 5:55 AM on March 13, 2003

It's not strealth, it's a sincere, frustrated Cry for Help from dabitch who anticipates a wave of wisdom/intelligent discussion from MeFi-Collective-IQ. Such wisdom/etc is evidently not forthcoming, butcha can't blame her for trying.
posted by Shane at 7:05 AM on March 13, 2003

It's not strealth, it's a sincere, frustrated Cry for Help

So was the post from the guy freaking out about his daughter's Green Day listening preferences.
posted by mcwetboy at 7:30 AM on March 13, 2003

I remember that post. Funny i dont rememeber any other posts like it before that.

However, in regards to domain names being hijacked by bad guys, stolen, and other domain hijackings have been discussed before here - with the type of reception Shane so aptly descibed that I was looking for. :)
I'm really stumped to how this has even been possible - my domain has not moved from one registrar to another since 1999! And if my registrar did it - the people who have websites [ie; you all!] should know not to do business with them. right?
posted by dabitch at 7:41 AM on March 13, 2003

dabitch, I deleted your post because it's sort of appropriating metafilter for tech support that is only interesting to a few people (there's nothing online to link to that is interesting). With the hoopla case, it was one of the first real hijackings, and the person bringing it here wasn't the owner. Succaland's was kinda silly, as was k10k's (I'm almost positive both just forgot to pay their bill). In this case, you have no writeup of what happened, there are barely any details, and since you're unhappy with your host, you brought it to metafilter, but I'm not sure that's fair to everyone else or the most appropriate use for metafilter.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:16 AM on March 13, 2003

(ah yes, the forgotten bill post shows they weren't hijacked.)

Fair enough, with a misspelled url in it, I'm actually quite happy that post is gone.

I've never been unhappy with the resellers before - for years I've kept all my domains with them without a hitch. Tech support there responds in 20 minutes or less, and at least they used to know what they were talking about.

When I logged in there to see what was wrong, their DB reflects the correct information while a real live whois showed the nameservers NS.DNS-PROTECT.COM - not mine. How this changed is a mystery that are trying to find out and get back to me about. It shouldn't have changed.

sorry all. thought a real unexplainable hijack [i'm paid in full until 2004 btw] would be Mefi-interesting. ;-)
posted by dabitch at 8:32 AM on March 13, 2003

So was the post from the guy freaking out about his daughter's Green Day listening preferences.
Agreed. Nothing stealthy 'bout that.
posted by Shane at 10:21 AM on March 13, 2003

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