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by Volker Weber

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MicrosoftUserNetwork.com:

Our aim and purpose is bringing to the users all good things created by Microsoft in an handy way, and to fight the prejudice against Microsoft products created by the competition, who showed several times to be incapable to create products that are both innovative and user friendly, and fights with unfair means like fueling hacker activities and bringing Microsoft into useless court trials, forcing them to spend enormous amounts of resources that could have been used in research and development, thus slowing innovation.

Let's take a look at what this site is running.

Comments

Do give them some credit: they are using Frontpage extensions... ;-)

Jan-Piet Mens, 2003-11-04

Well, it's a USER network... what do you expect?
It's endusers (if more than one at all) who registered that domain, most likely, obviously they don't have the know-how, the capacities or whatever to host their site themselves.
A WhoIs lookup reveals this easily:

Domain Name: MICROSOFTUSERNETWORK.COM
Registrar: TUCOWS, INC.
Whois Server: whois.opensrs.net
Referral URL: http://www.opensrs.org
Name Server: NS1.IPOWERWEB.NET
Name Server: NS1.IPOWERDNS.COM
Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Updated Date: 20-may-2003
Creation Date: 20-may-2003
Expiration Date: 20-may-2005

Querying whois.opensrs.net...
Registrant:
Microsoft User Network
5 Hamstead Lane
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
US

Domain name: MICROSOFTUSERNETWORK.COM

Administrative Contact:
Bizi, Dimonika mailto:dbizi@yahoo.com
5 Hamstead Lane
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
US
617-308-7007 Fax: 000-000-0000

Technical Contact:
Manager, Domain mailto:hostmaster@ipowerweb.com
2800 28th Street Suite 205
Santa Monica, California 90405
US
888 511 4678 Fax: 310-314-1610

Registration Service Provider:
iPowerWeb, mailto:hostmaster@ipowerweb.com
888 511 4678
310-314-1610 (fax)
http://iPowerWeb.com
This company may be contacted for domain login/passwords,
DNS/Nameserver changes, and general domain support questions.

...

Ragnar Schierholz, 2003-11-04

There is some discussion going on about this on Dan Gillmor's blog (see http://weblog.siliconvalley.com/column/dangillmor/archives/001471.shtml). It's got to be joke. Doesn't it? It just must be.

Stefan Tilkov, 2003-11-04

I have wondered many times how easy it seems to be to become a webmaster. Look at that server literally yelling out anything there's to know about it; version, OS, modules.

If this were my server or if I were responsible for the server administrator, things would look differently.

Sebastian, 2003-11-06

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