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hitbit_3
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Ratings

Post by hitbit_3 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:56 pm

Hello.
ww .consumerguides.org has the WOT green circle indicating it is safe but as soon as I attempt to visit the site WOT jumps up with a warning ??????

hitbit

NotBuyingIt
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Ratings for similarly spelled ‘consumer’ domains

Post by NotBuyingIt » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:56 pm

<quote user="hitbit_3">ww .consumerguides.org[/quote]
@[url=https://www.mywot.com/user/6307622 t=_self]hitbit_3[/url],
Welcome to the WOT users' community forums. Check the spelling for the questionable domain.

consumerguides.org ([url=https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/consumerguides.org t=_self]scorecard[/url]) appears to be parked at the moment. My guess is that any WOT caution could be related to return.uk.domainnamesales.com ([url=https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/return.uk.domainnamesales.com t=_self]scorecard[/url]) which somehow gets called when one attempts to visit the site.

The similarly spelled consumerSguides.org ([url=https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/consumersguides.org t=_self]scorecard[/url]) has an adverse reputation.

Perhaps you were really searching for either consumerguide.com ([url=https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/consumerguide.com t=_self]scorecard[/url]) or the more popular consumerreports.org ([url=https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/consumerreports.org t=_self]scorecard[/url]).

liquid_dragon
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RE: Ratings

Post by liquid_dragon » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:27 pm

This is one of the reasons I use WOT. It is easy to mistype / misremember the correct domain name for a website. If I'm not sure I'll often Google it and get the right one but sometimes I think I have it when I don't. It is nice to have NoScript running to protect against anything nasty and wOT warning that you might not want to visit that site or giving a yellow indicator. Causes me to think twice and double-check.


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