Paul McNamara published an article on Network World with regards to MCC.com, the fourth oldest domain .com in existence.
From the article:
Do not click on mcc … oh, wait, let’s not even create a link here, lest someone be tempted. Do not go there.
Founded in 1982, the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (safe Wikipedia link) was this country’s first computer research and development consortium. It was also the fourth organization of any kind to register a dot-com domain name, having done so nearly 30 years ago on July 11, 1985. MCC researched and developed until the year 2000.
Today that notable domain name is controlled by scam artists pedaling fraudulent antivirus services, a fact that I discovered the hard way when researching a number of the earliest dot-coms. My click on the link that shall not be named locked up my browser, Google Chrome, and produced this frighteningly immovable message that required IT help to dispatch:
Read the full article on Network World