[LINK] RFI: Internet Keywords

Linda Rouse linda at databasics.com.au
Tue Nov 18 13:50:47 AEDT 2008

Roger and Linkers

I was advised by MelbourneIT a couple of months back that this is a scam...

At 1:22 PM +1100 18/11/08, Roger Clarke wrote:
>Does anyone have any information on this initiative?
>Is it purely, or largely, a Chinese idea, or has it become that?
>It involves a DNS front-ending the DNS.
>You buy a keyword, and point it at your domain-name.

I have had several emails from Asian internet registrars similar to 
the one you posted earlier (that I have since deleted) wanting to 
know if a particular person or company was an employee or partner in 
order to assign domain name rights and 'internet keyword' rights to 

I contacted Melbourne IT as I wanted to register databasics.asia and 
point it to our databasics.com.au account.  When I asked about the 
internet keyword thingy they said to ignore all such emails as they 
were just trying it on. Besides, to register databasics.com.cn or 
some such, you need an address in that country...


Linda Rouse, Information Manager
DataBasics Pty Limited
Phone 1300 886 238 (bus.)
Email linda at databasics.com.au
Web http://www.databasics.com.au

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