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web-sniffer.net is back again… temporarily?

September 1st 2014 in safety and privacy on the Internet

Functionality *seems* to be back.  But, the site is still listed for sale, and WHOIS has changed.

Registrant is now a “Leonard Quack” of “MenschDanke GmbH”, Berlin.  Previously the Registrant was a Mario Mueller of Lingo4you GbR, Machern.

Hosting has changed too, from Sedoparking.com to Namespace4you.com

Be warned, things could go south again.  The domain has been bouncing between Namespace4you.com, Sedoparking.com and Fastpark.net since around 22 June.  And I see another blogger back in June complained that web-sniffer was gone and was “being redirected to some horrible spammy site where one fears invasion of malware with every passing second”, only to revert to normal a few days later:

http://blog.webado.com/end-of-an-era-with-web-sniffer-net-gone

The blog dates match in with the hosting history I am seeing:

22 June 2014: Namespace4you to Sedoparking <– Webado.com blog post

26 June 2014: Sedoparking to Namespace4you <– Webado.com update

26 Aug 2014: Namespace4you to Sedoparking

28 Aug 2014: Sedoparking to Fastpark

29 Aug 2014: Fastpark to Sedoparking <– I noticed the redirect and blogged

1 Sept 2014: Sedoparking to Namespace4you. <– Today


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The domain is for sale, and it’s been taken over by sed0 parking.  If you go to the site you are automatically redirected to an advertising page.  To add insult to injury, using a USA IP address I was redirected to a fake java update page 🙁

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