F-Secure: Reselling Domain Names... to Phishing Gangs
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Mikko writes over on the F-Secure "News from the Lab" Blog:
There's a very active aftermarket in domain names. These are domain names that have already been registered and are now being resold. For example, hell.com and auction.com are being auctioned today for highest bidders and they are expected to be sold for several million dollars each.More here.
But most domain names are resold for a few hundred or a few thousand dollars (where the original registration price is typically $5 to $15).
Largest domain resellers include Sedo and Moniker.
There's nothing wrong in reselling cool domains like tractors.com, filmlist.com or 4fares.com to anyone who wants to buy them.
But how about reselling domain that obviously belong to banks or other financial institutions?