ICANN Registrar IISP.HK copies two dozen DomainGang articles without authorization
Update: IISP.HK have now removed the stolen DomainGang content, per our request.
IISP.HK is an ICANN accredited registrar in Hong Kong, China.
Under their News category, they regularly copied and posted blog articles of other domain bloggers, including two dozen articles from DomainGang and others from Domain News Wire.
They felt that copying content is ok, as long as the article seemed interesting.
With some articles, they altered the titles. With others, they even linked to their own registration services, e.g. changing references from GoDaddy to IISP.hk.
After going through the entire News section at IISP.HK, we sent them 23 more articles that were copied from DomainGang without authorization.
Hopefully, the employee who is responsible for this will be terminated, as it gives an ICANN accredited registrar a bad name.
We are expecting all articles to be removed and have kept copies of the content as it appeared on the IISP.HK servers.
Such copyright violations give a bad name to the domain industry.
The stolen content still active at the time of this post is listed below:
Verisign price hike saves you from bad coffee and fat snacks
Domainers rush for last minute .ORG savings
Five reasons why we can’t make fun of the new ICANN CEO
Domain reporter celebrates 56 years of marriage
Justin Bieber will not apply for .Bieber
Today is a big day for Internet Traffic
ICANN document leaks some of the gTLD applications
Domainer sells his organ
Anunt confirms sale of Flowers.mobi to 1-800-Flowers
First Domainer Airlines will be launched soon
New presidential movies this season Snatch the .com domain
Canadian domainers celebrate 25th anniversary of .ca
Leo.com sold for $120,000 but not before it was flipped twice
Domainer butt-registers rare dot com
How to become an instant domainer
Two-letter domain PC.net goes live
Bad economy forces domainers to trade Goods and Services for Domains!
10 Things Domainers dread that might happen!
Verisign celebrates 17 years in a quiet fashion
DNForum Owner Launched Assholes dot com