When one searches online for a volunteer fire department, one should expect to find information about recent events in the community, perhaps a post about an uncoming potluck and maybe details about a semi-steamy calendar raising money for charity.
But residents in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley may be surprised to find a local fire department's old domain name links to a pornographic website.
The Naramata Volunteer Fire Department recently uncovered the case of "domain sniping," and based on a press released issued on Thursday, you can tell they are furious about the misappropriation.
“We’re in the business of fire prevention,” Fire Chief Tony Trovao said in the statement. “Today that prevention is providing information so other organizations don’t get burned like we did.”
The volunteer department operated a website from 2003 to 2012, when it moved its online presence to myNaramata.com.
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