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sharlpero

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That's ridiculous! Acronis's reduced the price to just $10 bucks.. Looks like it's time to go and get True Image now - bet it won't last long. Anyone tried to buy it or is it a duck?

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It must be a duck.

Acronis is at acronis.com.....not acronis.net.
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as I understand it, .com and .net are the same, if you click buy now it leads you to shop.acronis.com at digital river, which as I understand it is their e-commerce platform, so it should be legal!
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Great! Just as I bought Acronis 2 weeks ago GGGGRRRRRRRRRR!!!
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The offer only runs for a week which usually means there's a major upgrade coming. The more people who have Acronis at the lower price will find they like it and want to upgrade to latest and greatest. Just my take on it. Xara does the same thing with their software.

But the WhoIs for the .net address is:

Administrative Contact
Contact ID: A7VKNTZ-RU
Contact Name: Acronis LLC
Contact Organization: Acronis LLC
Contact Street1: Skladochana,1,1 office 1
Contact City: Moscow
Contact Postal Code: 127018
Contact Country: RU
Contact Phone: +7 495 4833367
Contact Fax: +7 495 6204622
Contact E-mail: **********@acronis.ru


The one for .com:

Domain Name: ACRONIS.COM

Administrative Contact:
Benack, Ed *************@acronis.com
23 Third Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803
US
7812223020
Fax:(781) 222-0919


So the .net may well be spyware. Or worse!

Edited by Major Payne, 12 September 2008 - 03:14 PM.

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Guys, as I understand it, .com and .net are the same, if you click buy now it leads you to shop.acronis.com at digital river, which as I understand it is their e-commerce platform, so it should be legal!
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Guys, as I understand it, .com and .net are the same, if you click buy now it leads you to shop.acronis.com at digital river, which as I understand it is their e-commerce platform, so it should be legal!

You obviously didn't look at the WhoIs information: "Contact Country: RU"

.net (network) is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) used on the Internet's Domain Name System. The .net gTLD is currently operated by VeriSign. Registrations are processed via accredited registrars and internationalized domain names are also accepted. It was initially intended to be used only for the computers of network providers (such as Internet service providers). However, there are no formal restrictions on who can register a .net domain name. Therefore, while still popular with network operators, it is often treated as a second .com. It is currently the third most popular top-level domain, after .com and .de.

In addition to being an abbreviation for "network", "net" is also a romanisation of the Russian word нет ("no" or "not", also commonly romanised as the more authentically pronounced "nyet"), and a domain name like "object.net" can be interpreted as "there is no object".

.com domains are officially intended to designate commercial entities (others such as government agencies or educational institutions have different top-level domains assigned to them), there has been no restriction on who can register .com domains since the mid-1990s. The opening of the .com registry to the public coincided with the commercialization and popularization of the Internet, and .com quickly became the most common top-level domain for websites. Many companies which flourished in the period between 1997-2001 (the time known as the "dot-com bubble") went so far as to incorporate .com into the company name; these became known as dot-coms or dot-com companies. The introduction of .biz in 2001, which is restricted to businesses, has had little impact on the popularity of .com.


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