False Domain Name Billing and Other Scams

Presented at The Next HOPE (2010), July 17, 2010, 10 a.m. (60 minutes)

Telex directories have moved on. In ancient history (the 1970s), scammers would send “invoices” to companies listed in the telex directory, billing them for listings in their “telex directory.” Fax machines were killing telex, and e-mail and FTP provided the death knell. Now those people are showing up again, sending out invoices for “domain name services.” They are not invoices, and you don’t have to pay them. A look at some of the more infamous scams of technology that people have been taken in by.


  • Richard Cheshire / The Cheshire Catalyst as The Cheshire Catalyst
    The Cheshire Catalyst (Richard Cheshire) is the former publisher of the notorious TAP Newsletter of the radical 1970s and 80s. He has also attended (and volunteered at) every HOPE Conference we've ever held.


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