No license allowed in these parts. Good thing too, accuracy is better. A reader notes:
on NRO you mention the redirection of jacques chirac’s campaign website
to the USO site, calling it a “hack”. a hack is an act which
requires a substantial amount of technical skill, cleverness, or both.
the term for the action detailed at
is “domain hijacking.” to accomplish it, you only need to look up when
the domain name is scheduled to expire, then try to register it as soon
as it does so.
usually this results from inattentive system administrators forgetting
which domains they need to worry about.
but to re-iterate: there is no technical skill required to accomplish
this, so it is not a “hack”.