Wednesday, December 15, 2010
McAfee Security Scan Plus warns on parked domains mimicking more popular sites
Many popular sites have domain name clones on the web, which nearly always consist of parked-domain-style links. McAfee and WOT will flag some, but not all, of these as fake domains. Webroot does not care about them unless it finds specific malware on the sites (but Webroot does have its own internal “reputational screening” within its active shield).
Commercial website owners would be able to litigate against the “fake names” for trademark dilution, especially after the 2006 trademark dilution law strengthening to allow prospective suits.