They say impersonation is the sincerest form of flattery, wonder if ID theft victims believe that?
I happened across a few domains a few days ago, that piqued my interest. They piqued my interest because their Google entry appeared to be a direct copy of parts of the hpHosts site. Looking further showed that actually, they'd not copied the site - they were pointing to it in their A records. Certainly different.
The purpose of their doing this is still a mystery. SEO purposes perhaps? Maybe, but unlikely. Regardless, a small change has been made to the site to at least make it a little more difficult for them to get away with it, and further work is being planned to prevent it in future.
I've already had one of the domains, leke5.tk taken down by the registrar, and have come across a new one today that's not using the A records to point to it this time, cd-jjwghotel.com. The domains identified thus far are;
As an aside, the next release of hpHosts is in its final prep stage, and should be released within 24-48 hours.