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Tuesday, June 6, 2000

Multiple Domain Names Related to 9/11 Are Registered

From The Terror Timeline by Paul Thompson and the Center for Cooperative Research

JUNE, 2000
Around this time a number of very suspicious web domains are registered, including the following:

AttackAmerica.com
AttackOnAmerica.com
AttackOnTwnTowers.com
August11Horror.com
August11Terror.com
HorrorInAmerica.com
HorrorInNewYork.com
NYCTerrorStrike.com
PearlHarborInManhattan.com
TerrorAttack2001.com
TowerofHorror.com
TradeTowerStrike.com
WorldTradeCenter929.com
WorldTradeCenterBombs.com
WorldTradeTowerAttack.com
WorldTradeTowerStrike.com
WTerroristAttack2001.com

A counterterrorism expert says, "It's unbelievable that [the registration company] would register these domain names" and "if they did make a comment to the FBI, it's unbelievable that the FBI didn't react to it." Several of the names mention 2001 and, apparently, there were no other websites mentioning other yeas. Registering a site requires a credit card, so presumably, this story could provide leads but it is unclear what leads the FBI gets from this if any. No sites are active on 9/11/01 (Cybercast News Service 9/19/03) All of the domains had expired around June 2001. (Cybercast News Service /9/20/03) This story is later called an "urban legend" but the debunkers are later themselves criticized. (Insight 3/1/02)