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Old 10-02-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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I maintain a website at

http://www.lgpcards.com

I had an email from a distressed user who couldn't access the site. Turned out he'd mistyped the name as:

http://www.lpgcards.com

However, he got taken to a site that appeared to have something to do with LGPcards -- it contains a variety of words from the LGP website and has links to some of the LGP publications on Amazon.

Any idea as to why or what is going on?

   
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Old 10-02-2005, 12:04 PM   #2
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Any idea as to why or what is going on?
Looks to me like a unilateral decision to link to your cards, as it's a postcard site with British postcards as one of the subjects covered.

Pity they don't link back to your site.

   
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Mike, those web sites are typically operating en masse by web squatters. They register all the possible mis-spellings and alternates to existing web sites, and then either try to steal your business (i.e., they might link to Amazon but have the referral fee go to THEM) or try to sell you the alternate URL, or try to sell it to your competition.

Free enterprise. Not to worry, there's a special provision in the Magna Carta that says if you can find out who they really are, you're allowed to draw and quarter them with the Crown's protection.
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