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Adobe.com gets hijacked.
October 20, 2000 2:08 PM   Subscribe

Adobe.com gets hijacked. At the time of this posting, he still has it. Find out how you can hijack domain names in this step by step guide.
posted by kaefer (6 comments total)

 
Wow. that's weird. W-E-I-R-D. Beijing, China.
posted by smackdown at 2:14 PM on October 20, 2000


One would think that a company like Adobe wouldn't be so careless, we all know that Microsoft forgot to re-register their passport.com domian name sometime last year... after that, one would imagine companies would be careful.
posted by riffola at 2:28 PM on October 20, 2000


Uh, when I go to www.adobe.com, I see exactly what I expect to see. Acrobat, downloads, Photoshop 6 is here!, etc.

Nothin' Chinese about it.

Am I doing something wrong? What gives? Doesn't look hijacked to me...
posted by beth at 2:38 PM on October 20, 2000


I could hijack a plane going to LAX and still have it land at LAX. He "owns" the domain, but hasn't re-routed it anywhere. It's still using Adobe's nameservers and so traffic is still being routed.

Either way, it won't be his for long.

posted by perplexed at 2:55 PM on October 20, 2000


A relevant thread from a bit back: Judge rules domain names are not property. Which presumably means Aaron Wong can't be convicted of theft, at least not in the US.
posted by tingley at 3:07 PM on October 20, 2000


IIRC, this isn't the first time Adobe has been careless about renewing their domain names. I think they've let acrobat.com lapse in the past.
posted by Aaaugh! at 8:46 PM on October 20, 2000


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