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Re: [Full-disclosure] Gustav, domain name reportage

From: <Valdis.Kletnieks_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Aug 31 2008 - 04:49:03 GMT
To: n3td3v <xploitable@gmail.com>

On Sun, 31 Aug 2008 05:23:00 BST, n3td3v said:

> 3) If accusations of domain name retailers start appearing in the
> press, I don't think the domain name retailers are
> going to be too happy, seeing as those customers at this stage haven't
> commited any offence.

And the actual *damages* would be what, exactly?

How much money was lost, or will likely be lost, as a result of this? Remember in your discussion to include the fact that these are all *new* sites still struggling to attract eyeballs - so you can't even claim "Gadi scared off 10% of our eyeballs" because they had *zero* eyeballs last week, so there's no history to compare against....

Hint: read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect and ask yourself whether the sites in question - all *new* ones that do not have any established users yet - are better off being mentioned or not being mentioned. Gadi just saved them the cost of paying some (probably shady) company to improve their page ranking and getting them some hits...

"There's no such thing as bad publicity..."

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