Microsoft Cracks Down on Cybersquatters

"Microsoft Cracks Down on Cybersquatters"

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Ever typed in one of the above sites when trying to access a Microsoft sanctioned site? A fair number of people do, and thus are unknowingly helping certain people profit illegally through a technique called cybersquatting. Microsoft has gotten wind of this and has decided to do something about it.

Cybersquatting involves registering a site with an address that either has deliberate misspellings or seemingly feasible site names that are associated with well-established companies. When you go to these addresses, you will be hit with tons of pay-per-view ads that will credit the site's creator with money each click.

Thus, Microsoft has launched a campaign against this. Their first act came in the form of two civil lawsuits against four defendants suspected of profitting through the use of this technique. Next, Microsoft has filed a John Doe type lawsuit in hopes of identifying those who have registered sites and use privacy protection services to hide their identities. Finally, Microsoft will take actions to stop the auctioning of domain names.

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22-08-2006, 14:39:00

[SIZE=3]The new Intel roadmap that has been released, outlines more details on Intel’s upcoming Bearlake chipset family, which is the successor to the recently released Broadwater 96x chipset family. Intel’s Bearlake will arrive in four variants that will ship in Q2’07 and Q3’07. The first two variants to ship in Q2’07 will be the regular Bearlake-G and Bearlake-P variants. Not many details are mentioned on these vanilla Bearlake products except support for 1333 MHz FSB and Intel Clear Video Technology for the Bearlake-G variant.

Q3’07 will bring two new Bearlake variants—Bearlake-X and Bearlake-G+. Bearlake-X will replace the current 975X Express which has been carried over from the previous generation. It sports two full-speed PCI Express x16 slots for dual-graphics capabilities, though there’s no mention if ATI’s CrossFire or NVIDIA’s SLI technologies are supported. There will also be support for quad-core processors too. PCI Express 2.0 is also supported too. Bearlake-X will support DDR3 1333 MHz memory only, a feature Bearlake-G and Bearlake-P variants lack. [/SIZE]



22-08-2006, 14:57:43

Nick can you ad a pic on t3h front page pls :)

22-08-2006, 15:26:05

It kills the front page (makes the post too large).. but ok.

22-08-2006, 15:38:46

Just needs a small image to brighten it up :)

22-08-2006, 18:44:39

bearlake-x is lookin delicous

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