Unfortunately, it is not just domain names that get hijacked ...
There is one amateur radio manufacturer in Italy that hijacks his
competitor's names in the search engines. He pays to place his
company's site above the competitors in the search listings even
if the search specifies the competitor's company name or one of
their trademarked products!
There seems to be no honor with some amateur radio manufacturer's
any more <G>.
... Joe, W4TV
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of W0UN
> -- John Brosnahan
> Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 9:50 AM
> To: Pete Smith; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] dirty trix?
> At 06:39 AM 3/6/2006, Pete Smith wrote:
> >What's up with www.alfaspid.com? I was researching heavy-duty
> >rotators the other day, and despite the name this one takes me to
> >Prosistel's home page.
> Hi, Pete--
> The actual link is http://alfaradio.ca/
> I find it VERY annoying when a company's product name is
> stolen in order to steer someone to a competitor's product. It
> seems less than an honorable way to advertise.
> 73--John W0UN
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