Hostname Scam

Here's an interesting twist. This company wants to operate
a series of web sites named visit.<state>.com. They want
everyone who holds a domain named after a state in the
COM TLD to support the effort in DNS. There is repeated
reference to potential advertising revenue, so this is
a commercial venture.

The postscript states an intention on the part of USA Internet
Gateway to register and enforce the hostname "visit" for any
<state>.com domain. Sounds absurd, but you never know what
will happen in the US legal system.

Mark Borchers
InfiNet Network Engineering

Hmm. Actually, it seems like an excellent method for avoiding paying
$100 for the registration of a domain with InterNIC. Could this be their
motivation? :wink: