Call Don’t Click Update: Discussion – Imposter Domains That Are Online and Active

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During the research period ending June 30 2005, Researchers uncovered 233 total imposter domains, 112 of which at the time of research were online and were actively engaging consumers in a way that was either fraudulent, confusing, or deceptive.

During research for this report, some of the imposter domains changed status and sometimes even names every couple of hours. Also during research for this report, the total number of imposter domains increased incrementally every week.

If this pattern continues, there is a good probability that more misspelled domains already exist, or will be registered in the future. [40] There is also the possibility that the live and non-live domains will continue to shift. This list of domains should be viewed as a snapshot in time for the period of June, 2005.

wwwannualcreditreport.com

freeannualcreditreports.com

annuilcreditreport.com

annualcrditreports.com

annualccreditreport.com

annualcredditreport.com

annualcreditrepoort.com

annualcrreditreport.com

annalcreditreports.com

annualcreditreportwebsite.com

annualcreditsreport.org

freeannualcreditsreport.com

annualcreditsreports.com

annualfeecreditreport.com

annualfrecreditreport.com

annualfreecreditreport.org

wwwannualfreecreditreport.com

annuallycreditreport.com

annuallycreditreports.com

annualreecreditreport.com

orderannualcreditreport.com

annualcreditreportform.com

requestannualcreditreport.com

getfreeannualcreditreport.com

annualcreditorreport.com

annualcreditmonitoringreport.com

freeannualcreditmonitoringreport.com

theannualcreditreport.com

annual-credit-report.org

free-annual-credit-reports.com

free-annual-credit-reports.org

annualcreditreportrequestservice.com

freeannualcreditreports.net

onlineannualcreditreport.com

creditreportannually.com

annualonlinecreditreport.com

anualcreditreports.com

annuacreditreport.com

annualcreditrepport.com

annualceditreports.com

creditannualreport.com

annualvcreditreport.com

annualycreditreport.com

reportcreditannual.com

creditreportannual.com

annualcresitreport.com

annalcreditreport.com

snnualcreditreport.com

annuelcreditreports.com

annualfreecreditreport.com

annualfreecreditreports.com

creditreportannualy.com

annualcreditreportonline.com

reeannualcreditreport.com

wwwlannualcreditreport.com

wwwfreeannualcreditreport.com

returntoannualcreditreport.com

annualcreditpreport.com

annualcreditcreport.com

experianannualcreditreport.com

annuakcreditreport.com

freecreditannualreport.com

annualcreditsreport.com

returnannualcreditreport.com

annualcreditbureaureport.com

freannualcreditreport.com

free-annualcreditreport.com

getannualcreditreports.com

annualcreditreportz.com

free-annualcreditreports.com

annualcreditreportfree.com

getannualcreditreport.com

eannualcreditreport.com

annualcreditbureaureport.org

nnualcreditreport.com

aannualcreditreport.com

wwwwannualcreditreport.com

annualcreditreportcom.com

wwannualcreditreport.com

wwwannualcreditreport.net

wwwannualcreditreport.org

wwwannualcreditreports.com

freeannual-creditreport.com

reportannualcredit.com

annualcredit-reports.com

annualcreditcardreport.com

annualcreditcardreports.com/

annualcreditcheckreport.com

annualcreditfreereport.com

annualcreditratingreport.com

feeannualcreditreport.com

fereannualcreditreport.com

fereeannualcreditreport.com

freeeannualcreditreport.com

frreannualcreditreport.com

onlineannualcreditreport.org

sannualcreditreport.com

equifaxannualcreditreports.com

equifaxannualcreditreports.org

freeannualcreditreports.org

onlineannualcreditreports.com

onlineannualcreditreports.org

transunionannualcreditreports.com

transunionannualcreditreports.org

annualcreditreportsfree.com

annualcreditscorereport.com

annualcreditscorereports.com/

annualcreditreporter.com

annualcreditreporte.com

annualcreditreportforfree.com

annualcreditreportonline.org

annualcreditreportr.com

Research Note: Two domain names, www.httpannualcreditreport.com/index and
freeannualcreditbureaureports.com came up twice; once upon discovery and once during a complete check. These domain names were left off of the final list of active domains because after resolving upon discovery, they did not resolve a minimum of two additional times during complete checks, which is the minimum requirement for a site’s inclusion on the list.

 

 

 

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Endnotes

[40] The research period for this report ended June 30, 2005. However, for informational purposes, the last check of the total number of imposter domains was July 12, 2005. This check revealed 240 imposter domains, which is in line with researchers’ findings that the number of registered imposter domains continues to creep upward.

 

 

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