By: Staff Reports
Owner Of Similarly Named Site Removes Adult Content Links
Park City, Utah’s biweekly Park Record, located online at
parkrecord.com, has been battling cyberpiracy with a squatter
posting adult content to a similar site, theparkrecord.com,
The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Two years ago, Park City resident Ted Bartkoski registered the
Internet domain name theparkrecord.com with the intent of leasing
it to the newspaper for $2,500 a month or selling it for $10,000.
The newspaper didn’t take the offer.
Bartkoski told the Tribune that he set up the site as a
gateway to a number of pornography providers as a way to settle a
personal dispute with Park Record Publisher Andy Bernhard.
Bernhard called Bartkoski’s efforts Internet extortion.
Bartkoski removed the links to adult content from
theparkrecord.com after an interview with the Tribune
earlier this week.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that it too was a victim of
cybersquatting when Stormfront used variations of sltrib.com to
direct the paper’s recruitment links to the neo-Nazi
organization’s Web site.
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