[funsec] Network Solutions steals domain ideas; Confirmed!

Steve Pirk orion at deathcon.com
Sun Jan 13 14:27:02 CST 2008

I tested this by doing just a whois query from my linux box yesterday.
Today, the domain is registered to Network Solutions. It may take a
bit longer, but even queries against whois.networksolutions.com seem
to get registered.

Unfortuunately, if the whois program cannot figure out which whois
server to query, it defaults to doing a lookup against
whois.networksolutions.com. Play it safe and force it to use another?

$ whois netsolisrippingpeopleoff.com

    Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com

Equal bytes for women.

On Thu, 10 Jan 2008, Dude VanWinkle wrote:

> On Jan 9, 2008 9:15 AM, Juha-Matti Laurio <juha-matti.laurio at netti.fi> wrote:
>> January 8th, 2008 by Jay Westerdal
>> "BEWARE: Don't Search For Names At NetworkSolutions.com
>> Network Solutions has instituted a 4 day lock on all domain names searched on their site. They are effectively using phishing techniques to hijack or steal domain names and forcing domain name registrants to register their names at Network Solutions."
> Hmm, I am now working on a curl script to query every possible
> combination of words in the dictionary. Maybe if we do enough of this
> every 4 days, no one will be able to register any new domains ever.
> Bwa ha ha haa!
> -JP
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