Domain resale market a 'haven' for phishers

Wednesday, 1 November 2006, 12:02 AM EST

Domain names likely to appeal to fraudsters are up for grabs on domain resale sites.

Firms such as Sedo and Moniker specialise in the sale of domain names that have already been registered and are now being resold in the secondary (or aftermarket) for domain names. Most domain names are sold for a few hundred or thousand dollars (as opposed to an original registration price of $10 or so) while particularly attractive domains - such as hell.com - can fetch six figure sums.

At The Register.

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