Nobody Has Hijacked THESE Blogs

My blog (one of them anyway) was http://nitecruzrrecipes.blogspot.com/ (now, it's http://recipes.nitecruzr.net/ - but, I digress). Now, I'd hate to have to type that by hand. But that's MY blog.

On the other hand, neither http://nitecruzrrecipes.blogpsot.com/, nor http://nitecruzrrecipse.blogspot.com/ is my blog. If you typed http://nitecruzrrecipes.blogpsot.com/ into your browser, you'd hope to get
Server not found

Firefox can't find the server at nitecruzrrecipes.blogpsot.com.

  • Check the address for typing errors such as www.example.com instead of www.example.com.
  • If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
  • If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

If you typed http://nitecruzrrecipse.blogspot.com/ into your browser, you'd hope to get
Not Found

The requested URL was not found on this server. Please visit the Blogger homepage or the Blogger Knowledge Base for further assistance.


And I did, when I tried the last example. The first example, though, will give you a webpage that I will not look at. You may follow the link, if you wish - it's there for you, and it's sanitised, using PKBlogs for your protection. If you do, though, you'll possibly be providing a few cents to yet another spammer. But how is this possible?

It's quite simple, and it's legal. Google, or Blogger, owns blogspot.com. Doug Powell owns blogpsot.com. The "hijacker" (and I don't know if there is an actual term used for this type of hijack either) has registered blogpsot.com. That's quite legal.

Unfortunately, a few Bloggers don't know of this little scam. So, when they see a spammer's blog come up when they think that they've typed their own URL, they freak, and think that their blog has been hijacked. In this case, though, they're mistaken.

Relax, and get on with your life. Various hijackings are happening, but this is not one. Neither Doug Powell (owner of Blogpsot.Com), nor W3.Org, is hijacking your blog.

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