Does Domain Hijacking Spyware Exist?

I was reading this post on Pocket SEO, and think that I should share it with my readers.

Basically, a friend of the author was checking the availability of a domain name. It was available when she looked it up. When she wanted to register the domain name the next day, it was already registered by an entity called UltraRPM.

Fortunately though, the domain was only held for five days, the standard grace period for anyone purchasing a ICANN sanctioned domain name.

So please exercise extra care when hunting for domain names, especially if you’re using an IE/Windows setup.

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