It should not occur, especially since name/domain servers receive payment for their services – but it has happened, www.bruchion.com which were the former
address for the Ecclesia Gnostica Norvegia, Bruchion Gnostic Center have had its content removed and replaced with a brasilian pron caper.
I am not aware what kind of agreement Jan had with the name domain server, but that agreement isn`t worth anything at all. I feel bad for all those who have bookmarked the former site, and now upon directing friends and acquiantances there – tada! gets directed to some kind of moneymaking scheme.
In fact, im not sure if this hasn`t been a hijacking, where hackers of the more nefarious kind – members of so-called conservative or fundamentalis congregations, decided to replace the Gnostic material for a more “cosmos-friendly” content….
Anyways, I decided to remove all direct links to the former address, and also the posts on this weblog which provided access there.
The new address for Ecclesia Gnostica Norvegiais http://www.ecclesiagnostica.org/
I don’t know who the domain name was owned by before, but now the whois information from whois.prava.net shows:
Domain Name: bruchion.com
SMPW QUADRA 5 CONJUNTO 2 CASA 2
BRASILIA DF 71735-050
Last Name: BARBOSA
There have been several cases lately where domain names have been hijacked. Either by Networksolutions or others messing up and making available domain names that shouldn’t have been made available.
Thank you for looking it up,Jarle.
I`ll ask Jan to contact those who provided
him with the domain name, I will at the very
least advice him not to go through with
registering his other domain name with the
same provider. I wonder if those soliciting
such services have a legal responsibility to
their “tenants”/clients. Since we spotted it
so fast, and have alternatives, the “damage”
werent as bad,but if for instance the domain
name of a business were “taken over”, either
because of the Provider`s fault or plain hacking (as was the case of Aftenposten.no a few years ago) – it could cost the Client dearly.
BTW: I am very happy with my own domain, thank you very much. ;-D)
Think Verisign is better? Think again…