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Name That Survivor

Domain names based on the cast of ‘Survivor’ were snapped up early in the season

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They may be pros at dodging rats ‘n’ snakes on a tropical island, but some of the Survivor castaways sure dropped the ball in the tricky game of cybersquatting. After getting hooked on the show at the fourth episode, California-based software engineer Max Cooper rushed to register 8 of the 16 tribespeople’s domain names. Cooper has put up uniform pages for each site (http://www.gregbuis.com, etc.) that allow fans to write to the castaways (the most popular page by far is Colleen’s). Luckily for the castaways, Cooper says that he’s not in it for a quick mil and that he’d probably hand over the names if the Survivors asked him to. ”When I was registering,” he says, ”one of the things that crossed my mind was that if I don’t get it and hold it for them, then somebody else will — and they may not be as nice.”