On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 15:20:34 +1300
"Craig Whitmore" <lennon(a)orcon.net.nz> wrote:
normally none of these sites have real names/addresses
registered as the owner anyway.
And that is a far more significant issue. By registering domains in
the New Zealand registry, and claiming German addresses, the criminals
have a reasonable chance that nobody in Wellington will know whether
claimed contact details in Munich are credible - and they are probably
totally bogus. The contact email, on Gmail - untraceable ... the
contact phone number a cellphone, which (being GSM) could be roaming
almost anywhere in the world that has GSM.
The main objective here is anonymity, given that what the criminals are
doing is illegal in most of the countries where they are operating.
(Item five on that page) for an example of why their anonymity matters!