[unisog] Problems with EDU.COM domain

Steve Smith steve.smith at gcmail.maricopa.edu
Thu Mar 23 18:07:00 GMT 2006


Brian Anderson wrote:
> They (Vantage Media) seem to be phishing for students.  Whatever college prefix you use in the address they make a page for requesting information from the school.
> 
> Whatever they get they can then sell to the schools that they host.

If you're curious who might be financially supporting Vantage Media in
your area, there's a "Find other schools near you!" link at the bottom
of the page. It's like a Who's Who of post-midnight TV advertisers.

Steve

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> The blurb at the bottom may protect them from legal action.  
>>From ucla.edu.com:
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>>© 2006 Vantage Media Corporation - Privacy Statement - Send Us Feedback
>>University of California - Los Angeles is not affiliated with this site, and does not endorse or sponsor this page.
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>>    You might drop a note to your campus counsel in Re: infringement on
>>your name (e.g.  UCLA got an injuction against UCLA.com which was a porn
>>site, one could and probably would make the same argument against
>>WVU.edu.com).
> 

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