The NordicDX web site merged with HCDX mailing list in February
2000, to create this unique DX web site.
The NordicDX.com web address, which had been in use for
several years, was abandoned in March 2001.
For your information, some fairly unserious "Armenian"
web hustlers, specializing in try to make money on abandoned
web domains, purchased the name on June 1, 2001, and is
now trying to core big on the name. Their "auction"
demand starts at 500 US dollars, while a normal domain name
will cost you 35 US dollars.
So they will undoubtedly get wiser.
So why bother?
our Armenian web hustlers redirect the domain to various
sex, gambling and other hot sites. Unfourtunately, they
also like to make an extra hustle to any casual visitor,
by creating a web link loop. This makes it difficult to
get out, as closing a window just brings up another window
with a redirection to yet another sleezy site.
We regret this, but this is the way a free and international
web seems to work.
The fact that this kind of cyber-squatting is illegal in
most countries have little effect, as most law enforcement
agencies takes lightly to "minor" offenses like
the NordicDX.com web site. DaimlerChrysler, though, have
won a court decision against a German cyber-squatter, who
got a jail sentence.
What would be effective, as well as being an easy fix, would
be if linkers would care to update their link pages.
Hermod Pedersen, hcdx and
NordicDX web editor, June 5, 2001