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01-22-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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K20-D site up

Removed for now.........


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01-22-2008, 04:11 PM   #2
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I don't believe that is an official Pentax site. I registered there a while back, and the reg email came from ibseo.com. Also, the whois for that site shows namecheap.com as the registrar, and the domain owner is blocked. Pentax has never blocked owner info before, and I doubt they use "namecheap.com.".

Edit: Also, Pentax USA doesn't make such obvious spelling errors on their site.

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01-22-2008, 04:21 PM   #3
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That is NOT an Official Pentax endorsed web site.

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01-22-2008, 04:22 PM   #4
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Euphoria

I just registered over there and OVER HERE.
For months I have been lurking (most of the time in the rumours and news) and tried to keep my head cool, but post from codiac and this K20D site pushed me over the edge. Now I'm euphoric too. The reason I did not want to get too euphoric is, of course, price. You guys may complain (and rightly so) about unjust European/American price difference, but try to add a comparison between, let's say, Danish and Croatian average paycheck. According to some estimates in recent posts, K20D will cost probably somewhere around my monthly paycheck times two (not more I hope).

OK, no more lamenting,

I wish all of you best of luck and light!

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Hmmm.... Personally I don't think Pentax would use a free app like Joomla/Joomlart to make this page, and have tons of google ads all over the place...

Quote from the bottom of the page:

"Copyright © 2005 - 2008 pentax-k20d.com. Designed by JoomlArt.com"


I checked it's status on whois.net and it's locked, unlike other sites registered by Texture Media or Pentax Imaging Company:

Registrant:
Texture Media

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (Internet Domain Name Registration, Domain Transfers. Your domain name search starts here.)
Domain Name: PENTAXPHOTOGALLERY.COM

Domain servers in listed order:
DNS1.EVOLUTIONHOSTING.COM
DNS2.EVOLUTIONHOSTING.COM


Visit AboutUs.org for more information about PENTAXIMAGING.COM
AboutUs: PENTAXIMAGING.COM

Registrant: Make this info private
Pentax Imaging Company
600 12th Street
Suite 300
Golden, CO 80401
US

Domain Name: PENTAXIMAGING.COM


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As Ben says that's not an official site. Quote from that page: This site is the new home for the Pentax k20D user community. pentax-k20d.com | Home also welcomes users of Samsung GX-20 dslr and the other Samsung dslr models.

It's just another place to discuss Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffkrol Quote
As others said, this is not the official site.

There is an official Japanese site, however, not yet up at this time:

www.k20d.jp
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OK, I got suckered...

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OK, I got suckered...
I did a quick look and not enough "due diligence" before posting...........
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I did a quick look and not enough "due diligence" before posting...........
Aw, if that's the worst you do this year, you've gotten off lucky. The number of smart, intelligent people who fall for "phishing" banking sites each year is simply amazing...and they lose a lot more (typically) than a few minutes time. So it could be worse.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Duck Dodgers Quote
Also, the whois for that site shows namecheap.com as the registrar, and the domain owner is blocked. Pentax has never blocked owner info before, and I doubt they use "namecheap.com.".
Just so you know:

1. The registrar namecheap.com is actually very professional -- I use them for all my client sites.

2. Blocking domain owners is a nice additional privacy feature they offer which diminishes spam. It is not a sign of anything fishy -- rather the opposite.

3. Yes, I am a web developer when not reading about my next camera purchase.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rparmar Quote
Just so you know:

1. The registrar namecheap.com is actually very professional -- I use them for all my client sites.
I did not know that. Pentax, however, typically uses Network Solutions for their registrar.


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2. Blocking domain owners is a nice additional privacy feature they offer which diminishes spam. It is not a sign of anything fishy -- rather the opposite.
True enough. I was just pointing that, historically, Pentax does not block that info on their sites.

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3. Yes, I am a web developer when not reading about my next camera purchase.
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