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Old 12-14-2007, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I received a txt message pointing me to the following website. VZAccess Manager

It basically says free software upgrades for my VZW 8830. A quick whois of the domain shows it is not owned by VZW. I'm wondering if anyone else is getting these.
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Registrant:
Verizon Trademark Services LLC (DOM-1430656)
1320 North Court House Road
Arlington VA 22201
US

Domain Name: vzam.net

Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar Homepage: MarkMonitor - Home

Administrative Contact:
Domain Administrator (NIC-14530206) Verizon Trademark Services LLC
1320 North Court House Road
Arlington VA 22201
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[email address]
+1.7033513164
Fax- +1.7033513669
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Domain Technician (NIC-14214643) Verizon
1320 North Court House Road
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[email address]
+1.7033513164
Fax- +1.7033513669

Created on..............: 2005-Nov-10.
Expires on..............: 2008-Nov-10.
Record last updated on..: 2007-Aug-13 09:23:17.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS.PACIFIC-COAST.COM
NS2.PACIFIC-COAST.COM
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It does belong to Verizon and is a normal message when they are offering upgraded software.
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Funny thing, is Verizon also owns the Domain www.verizonsucks.com
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Why do the DNS servers not point back to VZW? Also, what's up with this information?

Registrar: MARKMONITOR INC.
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Dates: Created 10-nov-2005 Updated 06-nov-2006 Expires 10-nov-2008
DNS Servers: NS.PACIFIC-COAST.COM NS2.PACIFIC-COAST.COM

I concede the site is quazi legit at best. I posted my original message as a warning incase anyone else gets one. Download software at your own risk. Personally, my bb works fine, so I'm not in a hurry to download software of questionable origins.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You take your tin foil hat off. It's legitimate... not quasi-legitimate.

Lots of companies outsource their DNS to their ISP.
It's not at all unusual to see a third-party providing DNS services for a particular domain.
Suit yourself. Don't upgrade. No one is forcing you.
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