More Mistaken Identity –

from the fun-with-domains dept

Just yesterday I posted the story of mistaken identity online where the owner of had to deal with plenty of people who thought he was associated with a huge Spanish and Latin American Bank. Now, here’s the story of a woman (named Katie) who owns The problem is that there is now a book out called which is the true story of a teenaged girl who was molested by someone she met online. Now the owner of is getting tons of emails about similar episodes. To some extent this is similar to the ongoing problems I’m having here with Techdirt’s inadvertent connection with CBS Survivor (yes, I’m still getting lots of email about it).

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mhh5 says:


I just checked back at the techdirt story of ‘Survivor’ and *people are still posting*… giving home phone numbers, ages, full names, etc. It’s amazing.

As for mistaken identities, you would think some company could serve as the traffic cops and correct search engine listings. will give you monthly warnings about who is registering domain names that are ‘similar’ to yours. Take that service one step further and you could ‘correct’ mistaken identities as they come along. But how to *prevent* misdirected surfers is not clear… I mean how many people are still fooled by Do we need a totally new way of assigning domains?

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