Rogue web site with fake WHOIS info clones Domainsville
Abdu Tarabichi, owner of popular domain news aggregator, Domainsville.com, made an announcement earlier today, about a rogue clone site, operating from Domainsville.us:
“We learned today that a man allegedly named “Christopher Ortiz” of Jacksonville, Florida (a reverse lookup on the email reveals a registrant based in China) has registered and launched Domainsville.US, a pure fake replica site that looks confusingly similar to Domainsville, Inc’s official site at Domainsville.com.”
The copycat or cloned web site at Domainsville.us seems to be leeching on the feed of Domainsville.com, apparently in preparation for a scam or the serving of rogue content.
“This is a public announcement to beware of any upcoming scam emails or any other malicious attempts arousing from this unauthorized website.”
The fake WHOIS info is used to bypass the Nexus restrictions of .US domains, that require a direct residency or business relationship of the .US registrant to the US.