Friday, September 21, 2007

Spam Address

When signing up for a new service, it may be wise to set up a free e-mail account with one of the major providers to allow any junk mail to be directed to that account. Although spam filters may be doing a good job, it's still a good idea to have a separate e-mail account to give out, especially when you don't want the other person to know your primary e-mail address and/or spread it around without your consent.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Terms of Use

If you have eve agreed to the terms of service on a website without reading them, you may wnt to think twice. It is very important to read the terms of every website and service that you use, just to make sure you protect yourself in the event something goes wrong in your relationship.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Whois or not Whois - That is the Quesion

With several options for Private Whois providers in the Internet arena, is there a need for a formal agreement on what information needs to be listed on the public Whois database? As ICANN Working groups go back and forth to come up with a new way to allow privacy, but with the ability to obtain the appropriate information about a registrant for disputes, the question may have already been solved with the assistance of Private Whois providers that provide the privacy a registrant needs but with the ability for the provider to divulge a registrant name to law enforcement, in most cases.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Is domain phishing becoming less of a problem OR does there need to be more education for new users? Having seen the sophistication of new e-mails and new websites popping up by phishers, it is apparent that the scheme must still be working and innocent people are losing their online identity.

Domain Tasting

What is the impact of domain tasting? Is it helping end users get to the right destination OR is it re-directing end users to a competitor's location?