Registering Your Own .Mil Or .Gov Site

from the it's-all-fun-and-games dept

Last week I skipped over an article from the Register talking about a hole that was letting people register their own .mil websites even though those are (clearly) reserved for US military organizations. However, it appears the problem extends beyond just the .mil arena, because is reporting today that the government has shut down a .gov site from an organization that does not exist and appears to have been registered as a prank. Of course, the non-existent organization claimed it was part of the Department of Defense… which would normally mean they should have a .mil website. In other words, it appears the pranker used the wrong security hole, if he was aiming for authenticity.

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