Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Newsweek Network, part 16: CHESTERCO

Today I'm only documenting one website:

1. CHESTERCO.com

On Monday, I noted how ChesterContracting.com redirects to ChesterCo.com.  Of all the websites included in Monday's list, this website stood out to me the most.  It isn't a news source, or an LLC, or an online vendor...



The Profile page on CHESTERCO.com says:
CHESTERCO celebrates over 25 years of excellence. Founded in 1988, CHESTERCO provides a wide range of general contracting and construction management services. 
There's an archived About page for ChesterContracting.com from January, 2013.  The contact address was 697 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211.  The contact phone number was 718-384-6732.  
The company description said:
Chester Contracting Company was founded in 1988 and incorporated in 1994, the President and Chief Executive Officer is Chester Konarzewski. Mr. Konarzewski has been in the building and engineering trade since 1971 in Poland when he obtained an engineering degree. He personally interviews and tests all prospective employees to assure that they will be an asset to the company; he also oversees all of the construction projects to assure quality control of the workmanship and timely progress in the job schedule. His belief in maintaining the highest standard in job site safety has assured a clean and accident free record.
I checked the NYS corporate database, and indeed "Chester Contracting Corp." was registered on September 6, 1994.  Its status is "Active."  The company's CEO is Czeslaw Konarzewski, and the DOS Process address is 7 Broad St., Floor 2, Pawling, New York, 12564. 

The Contact page on CHESTERCO.com shows the same phone number from the ChesterContracting.com site, and it has two different physical addresses:  The "Upstate New York" address is 7 Broad St., Floor 2, Pawling, New York, 12564.  Then there's a "Recently Moved to" address, which is 2549 NY-22, Dover Plains, 12522.

So it certainly appears like "Chester Contracting Corp." and "CHESTERCO" are the same company.

The earliest Contact page on CHESTERCO.com, from August of 2014, shows the address 33 Whitehall Street, 9th floor, New York, NY 10004.  A Contact page from July, 2015, shows the address 77 Water Street, Floor 7, New York, NY 10005.  A Contact page from August, 2015, shows a slightly different address: 77 Water Street, Floor 7,8, New York, NY 10005. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Newsweek Network, part 15: 298mcigdoghd981krtb7olhp0f

54 websites have been linked with the administrative e-mail address "298mcigdoghd981krtb7olhp0f@domaindiscreet.com".  I already mentioned four of them:  GamenGuide.comiTechPost.com, MobileNApps.com and TravelersToday.com.

Here are the other 50:

1. AndersonAndAssociatesLLP.com -- A law firm.  The firm's office is located at 33 Whitehall Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY, 10004.

2. AudenLilyGroup.com -- Offline.  No archives.  There is an entity called "Auden Lily Group LLC" which was registered in New York on June 9, 2016.  The DOS Process address was: Yen-Yi Anderson, Anderson and Associates LLP, 33 Whitehall Street, 9th Floor.

3. BalebizLLC.com -- Offline.  No archives.  An entity called "Balebiz LLC" was registered in New York on May 23, 2016.  The DOS Process address was: Yen-Yi Anderson, Anderson and Associates LLP, 33 Whitehall Street, 9th Floor. 

4. BoyTheBand.com -- Offline.  No archives.

5. BTimesUSA.com -- Offline. The most-recent archives are from 2013.  This appears to have been a business website geared towards Chinese readers.  A Contact page from 2012 shows the following North American address: 21FL, 22 Cortlandt St, New York, NY 10007.


6. Cardbd.com -- Offline.  No archives.  An entity called "Cardbrd LLC" was registered in New York on December 7, 2017.  Its DOS Process Address is 1511 Route 22, Suite 268, Brewster, New York, 10509.

7. Carsy.com -- This appears to be a mock-up of a car vendor website.  It's full of Lorem Ipsum text.

8. ChesterContracting.com -- Redirects to ChesterCo.com, which is the homepage for a construction company based in upstate New York.

9. ChinaTechDaily.com -- Offline.  No archives

10. ChinaTechTimes.com -- Offline.  No archives.  A google search for "chinatechtimes.com" brought up a document from Copyright.gov with the heading: "Interim Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement."  Next to the line "Full Legal Name of Service Provider" was written: "Yibada."  And next to the line "Alternative Name(s) of Service Provider (including all names under which the service provider is doing business)" was written: "yibada.com, chinatopix.com, ebada.com, koreaxing.com, yibada.com.cn, yibada.cn, yibada.com.au, yibada.net.au, yibada.co.nz, yibada.co.uk, yibada.ca, yibada.co.kr, yibada.jp, asiastarz.com, chinatraveltoday.com, chinatechtimes.com."  Next to "Address of Service Provider" was written: "One Hallidie Plaza, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94102"

11. ChinaTravelToday.com -- Offline.  No recent archived pages.

12. ChristianityWeek.com -- Offline.  No archives.

13. ChristiansInCourtship.com -- Offline.  No archives.

14. DewareHousesale.com -- Offline.  No archives.

15. Ebada.com -- Offline.  Archived pages show this was an e-commerce site selling various goods.  A Contact page from March, 2014, shows the phone number 646-462-4091, and the address 33 Whitehall St. 9th Fl New York, NY, 10004. A Contact page from October, 2014, shows the address 30 Broad Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.  An About page from 2015 says: "Ebada is online marketplace for customers to find the products they need and love...Founded in 2013, Ebada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yibada Incorporated."

16. EliOutdoor.com -- Offline.  No archives.

17. Empartysupplies.com -- Offline.  No archives.

18. EnPassion.com -- Offline.  Archived pages indicate this was an e-commerce site that sold sports accessories.  A California company called "EnPassion" was registered on September 8, 2014.  The original agent for "Service of Process" was Jonathan Yejun Park, and the original corporate address was 235 Montgomery St., Ste 350, San Francisco.

19. FirstOneOut.com -- Offline. Archived pages indicate this was an e-commerce site selling workout accessories such as running shorts, yoga foam rollers, and jump ropes.

20. GameAndReviews.com -- Offline.  Archived pages indicate this was a news website about video games.  An old Contact page shows the phone number 202-506-4706. 

21. GoodNutritionMart.com -- Offline.  No archives.

22. GreenNutritionMart.com -- Offline.  No archives.

23. HopTiger.com -- Offline.  No archives.

24. iBeautyCity.com -- This site appears to be offline.  Archived pages show this was an e-commerce site selling items like perfumes and skin creams.  An About page from 2015 shows the address 33 Whitehall St. 9th Fl, New York, NY, 10004.


25. IBPartnership.com -- Offline.  No archives.

26. IBsound.com -- Offline.  Archived pages indicate this was an e-commerce site selling speakers.  A Contact page from December, 2015, shows the address 61 Broadway, New York, NY, 10006, and the phone number 212-480-4382.  An old page featuring electronics also shows the address 235 Montgomery St, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA, 94104.  An old customer service page says the company's products were shipped out of a warehouse in San Francisco.


27. iGearPro.com -- Online.  This is an e-commerce site selling products like fidget spinners and pet brushes.  The About page says, "iGearPro is a sub-brand of EveryMarkrt INC."  The same page shows the address 61 Broadway, New York, NY, 10006, and the phone number 917-722-6099.  A California entity called "iGearPro" was registered on January 16, 2015, and was dissolved on March 9, 2015.  The entity's address was 235 Montgomery St. Ste 350, San Francisco, CA, 941014. 

28. iHomeSet.com -- The current homepage says "ihomeset.com is currently unavailable," and there's a graphic of a shop sign that reads: "We'll Be Back Soon."  A California corporation called "iHomeSet" was registered on September 8, 2014, and is still active.

29. iSportsTimes.com -- A sports news website.  No updates since August, 2017.  The About page says, "Founded in 2012, iSportsTimes is your one-stop-shop for daily breaking news in the world of Sports."  The Contact page shows the address 305 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10007.


30. iSpyer.com -- Offline.  Archived pages indicate this was an e-commerce site selling home goods like mugs and humidifiers.  Many products on iSpyer's homepage were from the "iHomeSet" brand--e.g. the "iHomeSet Magic Color Changing Morning Coffee Mug."  There is a California business named "iSpyer" which was registered on January 16, 2015, and dissolved on March 9, 2015.  The "Service of Process" agent was Jonathan Yejun Park, and the corporate address was 235 Montgomery St, Ste 350, San Francisco.

31. ITWorldToday.com -- Offline.  No archives.

32. JakeAndNate.com -- Offline.  No archives.

33. JCKidStore.com -- Offline.  No archives.

34. JulieMorgane.com -- Offline.  This was a shopping website.  An old About page said: "Juliemorgane.com was created to make it easier for women to shop for handbags, backpacks, and other fashion accessories."  A Contact page from July, 2016 showed the address 61 Broadway, New York, NY, 10006, and the phone number 917-722-6099.  The Julie Morgane Facebook page is down, although I found a cached version and archived it here: http://archive.is/VfTzZ.


35. JZmarket.com -- Offline.  No archived pages.

36. KMediaCo.com -- Offline.  No archives.

37. Lavanka.com -- Offline.  No archives.

38. MNRDaily.com -- News website.  Recently updated.  The "About" page says "MNR Daily seeks to provide the top and most engaging news stories from around the globe, from world news to entertainment and sport. We seek to bring the freshest news to you each day about what matter most." An old "Contact" page had the address 22 Cortlandt Street, New York, NY, and the phone number 646-462-4050.  Articles are embedded with videos from Christian Media Corporation International.


39. NYCHomeDesign.com --  This is a shopping site, selling selling items like pillows, mugs, necklaces, and bracelets.  The About page says: "Founded in 2013, NYCHomeDesign was formed with the idea of making your fast paced and modern life easier."  The Contact page shows the address 61 Broadway, New York, NY, 10006.  A Terms of Service page says: "If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use or this Site, please contact us by email at privacy@everymarket.com."

40. PhotosPhotos.org -- Offline.  No archives.

41. PierPaoloBelts.com -- Offline.  No archives.

42. PreferredArt.com -- Offline.  No archived pages.

43. PrimeTester.com -- Offline.  No archives.

44. PurpleVinesLLC.com -- Offline.  No archives.  An entity called "Purple Vines LLC" was registered in New York on May 23, 2016.  The DOS Process address was: Yen-Yi Anderson, Anderson and Associates LLP, 33 Whitehall Street, 9th Floor.

45. Rexensure.com -- This appears to be a placeholder site, as the homepage contains Lorem Ipsum text.  There is just one English-language sentence on the About page, which says: "Our purpose is to provide financial security for our clients."

46. Rexinsure.com -- Offline.  No archives.

47. ThirdMarktHoldingsLLC.com -- Offline.  No archives.  There is an entity called "Third Markt Holdings LLC" which was registered in New York on May 24, 2016.  The DOS Process address was: Yen-Yi Anderson, Anderson and Associates LLP, 33 Whitehall Street, 9th Floor.

48. Tubto.com -- Offline.  No archives.

49. Winkine.com -- Offline.  This appears to have been an e-commerce site.  An archived "About" page says:  "WINKINE specializes in creating various high quality canvas backpacks that include laptop bags, casual backpacks, day packs, travel bags, outdoor bags, school backpacks, rucksacks and more."  There is a California corporation called Winkine which was registered on January 15, 2015, and dissolved on March 9, 2015.  The entity's address was 235 Montgomery St., Ste 350, San Francisco, CA, 94104.

50. WorthTrading.com -- Offline.  No archived pages.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Satofficials.com

Come on, Satofficials.com, who are you trying to fool?

Your article from February 9, 2018, is titled: "Why Faking the Moon Landing Was Impossible"

A Popular Mechanics article from October 27, 2017, is titled: "Why Faking the Moon Landing Was Impossible"

Your opening:
It's understandable that many people over the years have questioned the validity of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. It was an incredible, unprecedented triumph for NASA and a monumental achievement for humanity in general—and one we haven't bothered to repeat since the end of Apollo.
The opening from Popular Mechanics:
It's understandable that many people over the years have questioned the validity of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. It was an incredible, unprecedented triumph for NASA and a monumental achievement for humanity in general—and one we haven't bothered to repeat since the end of Apollo.
You're using somebody else's content, and your site has AdSense ads?  That's just sketchy.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Newsweek Network, part 14: Adprime Media

Adprime Media Inc. was registered in New York state on March 17, 2006.  The company was originally called Veremedia Inc., but switched to its current name on August 1, 2011.  The NYS Department of State website says "Michael Meon" is the company's CEO, but I think that might be a typo.  According to MyVisaJobs.com, the CEO of Adprime Media is "Michael Moon."

The company's homepage is:
1. AdprimeMedia.com -- The About page says: "Adprime Media operates several niche ad networks specializing in specific categories helping advertisers reach the right audiences."  The current Contact page shows office locations in New York, London, and Shanghai.  The New York address is 88 Pine St. 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005.  The phone number is 212-440-8200.  In December of 2016, the Contact page showed the address 33 Whitehall St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10004.


Adprime Media has three verticals.  I already mentioned AdPrimeStar.com.  The other two are:
2. AdprimeHealth.com -- The About page says: "Adprime Health is one of the largest ad networks that target the health market online."  The homepage boasts of having 1,000 health sites in its network.  The Contact phone is 212-509-0550.
3. AdprimeTech.com -- The About page says: "Adprime tech is one of the largest ad networks that target the tech market online."  The Advertisers page boasts of having 300+ tech sites in its network, and of reaching 34MM monthly unique visitors.
Three domains have been registered to the email address "info@adprimemedia.com."  I already mentioned two of these—AdprimeAnalytics.com and AdprimeAnalytics.net.  The third domains is:
4. HealthAdnet.com -- Offline.  In June, 2012, Health Adnet changed its name to Adprime Health.  A press release at the time said: " Adprime Health now works with over 600 health relevant websites and reaches over 57 million unique visitors monthly."  The earliest Contact page shows the address 44 Wall Street, 20th Floor, New York, NY, 10005, and the phone number 212-785-3055.  
Between February and May of 2012, HealthAdnet.com used the Google Analytics Tag UA-9148264.  This tag was shared by five other domains.  I already mentioned two of themAdprimeMedia.com and AdprimeHealth.com.  The others were:
5. AdprimeMedia.co.uk -- This is the homepage for the London office of Adprime Media.  The About page says Michael Moon is the company's CEO.
Michael Moon
6. Faithadnet.com -- This site appears to have switched owners within the past year or so.  An "About Us" page from 2016 says: "Faithadnet is the only niche ad network that targets the faith and family market online."  A Contact page from 2013 showed the address 33 Whitehall St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10004, and the phone number  212-509-1190.
7. Veremedia.com -- Offline. An About page from August, 2009, said: "Veremedia is an online ad sales rep firm and network that will give you a one-stop solution to your advertising needs....Veremedia also operates the largest niche ad network that targets the faith and family market online."  A Contact page from August, 2009, showed the address 44 Wall Street, 20th Floor, and the phone number  212-785-3055 

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Newsweek Network, part 13: University Herald

Today, I'm focusing on one site:

1. UniversityHerald.com

The About page says: "University Herald started operating in 2011, aiming at serving as a news platform for US Universities, as well as numerous major universities worldwide."

The most-recent stories are from November, 2017, and are embedded with videos from Newsweek Media Group. 


The reason I'm focusing only on University Herald is because I noticed a particular Facebook post several months ago.  It came from the actual University Herald Facebook account.  In other words, somebody who had administrative control of the Facebook page made this comment:


The post was dated June 8, 2017.  It was deleted during the last few months, but I found a cache and made an archive here: http://archive.is/CrM3m.

I sent an e-mail around 10:00 A.M. this morning to editor@universityherald.com and media@universityherald.com, asking if someone could verify whether the Facebook post came from an employee (or ex-employee).  I also asked if the University Herald had fallen behind in paying their writers.  I haven't heard back.

The current Contact page for UniversityHerald.com shows the address 30 Broad Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.  Last December, the Contact page said advertising inquiries should be sent to ads@iqadnet.com.  Last September, the Contact page showed the address 10866 Wilshire Blvd. 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90024.  In March of 2016, the Contact page showed the address 33 Whitehall street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Newsweek Network, part 12: m.moon@adprimemedia.com

On Thursday, I noted that "AdRecipes.com" was part of the 33Networks portfolio. The domain AdRecipes.com is registered with the e-mail address "m.moon@adprimemedia.com."

A total of five domains have used that e-mail address:

1. AdPrimeAnalytics.com -- Offline.  No archives.

2. AdPrimeAnalytics.net -- Offline.  No archives.

3. AdPrimeMediaHealth.com -- Offline.  No archives.

4. AdPrimestar.com -- The homepage says: "Adprime Star helps marketers connect with their audience by reaching them on the sites and platforms within their natural digital environment."  The footer also says "Adprime Star is a division of Adprime Media."  The company's address is 33 Whitehall St., 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10004.  The company's phone number is 212-440-8200.  Another address listed on the Contact page is 88 Pine St., 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005.


5. AdRecipes.com -- Offline.  A "Publishers" page from 2013 said: "ADRECIPES is the largest food ad network reaching people seeking food services with a variety of display ad units, rich media, sponsorships and video solutions..." and it showed the phone number 212-509-0550.  A Contact page from 2013 showed the address 347 5th Avenue, #1402, New York, NY, 10016-5010, and the phone number 646-688-4860.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Huffingtenposts.com

Come on, Huffingtenposts.com, who are you trying to fool?

Your article from February 3, 2018 is titled: "More young people are watching Planet Earth 2 than The X Factor"

An Independent article from December 1, 2016 is titled: "More young people are watching Planet Earth 2 than The X Factor"

Your opening:
It seems the nation’s younger citizens are finally favouring the beauty of the natural world over the wailing of amateur singers. 
The BBC has confirmed that the first three episodes of Planet Earth II have attracted more viewers in the 16 to 34 age bracket than The X Factor on ITV.
The opening from The Independent:
It seems the nation’s younger citizens are finally favouring the beauty of the natural world over the wailing of amateur singers.
The BBC has confirmed that the first three episodes of Planet Earth II have attracted more viewers in the 16 to 34 age bracket than The X Factor on ITV.
You're using somebody else's content, and your site has AdSense ads?  That's just sketchy.

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Newsweek Network, part 11: 1ifg5bv5lcgr490o6ed5tp8olq

Yesterday, I noted the site "IQAdnet.com" was part of the 33Networks portfolio. The domain IQAdnet.com is registered with the e-mail address 1ifg5bv5lcgr490o6ed5tp8olq@domaindiscreet.com.

Four domains have used that e-mail address:

1. ChinaAdGateway.com --  The About section says: "China Ad Gateway is the premium advertising network company that serves advertisers targeting the fast-growing China market and publishers with quality contents and dedicated Chinese audience."  The company's address is 61 Broadway Street, Room 800, New York, NY 10006.  Their phone number is 646-688-3228.



2. ChinaAdGateway.net -- Offline.  No archives.

3. IQAdnet.com --  The About page says: "IQadnet has aggregated more than 300 sites together, reaching more than 73 million unique visitors per month globally."  Another page says China Ad Gateway is the "advertising brand" of IQAdnet.  The company's address is 33 Whitehall St, 9th floor, New York, 10004.  Their phone number is 646-688-5368.  I noticed a couple job listings on Chinese-language message boards; applicants were told to e-mail "nicole@iqadnet.com."  An entity called IQAdnet LLC was registered in New York state on August 5, 2014.  IQAdnet LLC has two LCA forms on MyVisaJobs, and Yooshin Park is listed as the company's president.

4. ITAdnet.com --  The homepage says: "iTADNET is a vertical ad network that focuses on the Tech industry. "  The homepage also mentions iTADNET "is a brand under AdConnects LLC."  The company's address is 33 Whitehall Street, 9th Floor, New York.  Their phone number is 646-688-3228.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Newsweek network, part 10: 6b99k6io0ag1f88l5cc0nv1e3s

 On Monday, I listed several domains that were registered with the e-mail address info@musictimes.com.

Another domain, mstarsnews.com, is also part of Music Timeshowever, it's registered with the e-mail address 6b99k6io0ag1f88l5cc0nv1e3s@domaindiscreet.com.  There have been seven domains registered with that same e-mail address, and I believe there's some administrative overlap linking them together.  Here are the other six domains:

1. 33Networks.com -- Offline. An archived homepage from 2014 stated: "33 Networks operates several niche ad networks specializing in specific categories helping advertisers reach the right audiences."  The Portfolio in 2014 consisted of two sites:  AdRecipes.com and IQAdnet.com.  The company's contact address was 33 Whitehall Street, 7th Floor, New York.

2. Enstarnews.com -- Offline.  No archives.

3. EnstarsNews.com -- Redirects to Enstarz.com

4. FoodAdNet.com -- Offline.  There's an archived page geared towards Advertisers which begins: "Foodadnet is your stop to hundreds of the most popular food websites, allowing you to reach millions of users each month on a single network."  There's an archived page geared towards Publishers which shows the phone number 212-509-0550. An old Contact page shows the address 33 Whitehall Street, 9th Floor, New York.

5. MstarNews.com  -- Redirects to MstarsNews.MusicTimes.com.

6. UniHerald.com -- Offline.  No archives.

Unzag.xyz

Come on, Unzag.xyz, who are you trying to fool?

Your article from January 25, 2018, is titled: "Wind Energy Is One of the Cheapest Sources of Electricity, and It's Getting Cheaper"

A Scientific American article from August 28, 2017, is titled: "Wind Energy Is One of the Cheapest Sources of Electricity, and It's Getting Cheaper"

Your opening:
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the latest iteration of its annual Wind Technologies Market Report, which pulls together a wealth of data to track trends in the cost, performance, and growth of wind energy.
The report found that U.S. wind energy will continue to be one of the lowest cost electricity generation technologies available, with the long-term wind electricity price available through a power purchase agreement coming in at about half the expected cost of just running a natural gas power plant.
The opening from Scientific American:
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the latest iteration of its annual Wind Technologies Market Report, which pulls together a wealth of data to track trends in the cost, performance, and growth of wind energy.
The report found that U.S. wind energy will continue to be one of the lowest cost electricity generation technologies available, with the long-term wind electricity price available through a power purchase agreement coming in at about half the expected cost of just running a natural gas power plant.
You're using somebody else's content, and your site has AdSense ads?  That's just sketchy.