Friday, November 14, 2008

York is domain-squatting?

This is weird. I went to go to CUPE 3903's website (http://www.cupe3903.tao.ca/, and accidentally punched in http://www.cupe3903.ca/. Previously when I've done this, the URL has gone to the default search page as no one has the domain.

Until today when I tried it, and got to here: http://www.yorku.ca/mediar/archive/Release.asp?Release=1546.

Nice use of students' tuition dollars, eh?

2 comments:

Altavistagoogle said...

The redirect is too clever for the University, probably a student I would guess.

ADHR said...

You're probably right, now that I've checked the registration. York's domains are all registered through themselves and the DNS servers are all York serves; this one was registered through Namespro. If the university was playing this game, I don't think they'd be trying to hide it this much.