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    John Bear is offline Senior Member
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    Has "Degree.com" gone away entirely?

    Being a new month, and all, I tried to reach "www.degree.com" to see what's up with this fine institution. The message was the following. What can this mean?
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    This is the Server Administrator default page.
    If you see this page it means:
    1. Hosting for this domain is not configured or
    2. The link you followed is either outdated, inaccurate, or the server has been instructed not to let you have it.
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    Author/co-author:15 editions of Bears Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning (10 Speed Press/Random House)
    Degree Mills: the billion-dollar industry that has sold more than a million fake diplomas (Prometheus Books)
    Finding Money for College,
    Send This Jerk the Bedbug Letter,
    Computer Wimp,
    How to Repair Food, and dozens more.
    B.A., M.J., University of California Berkeley; Ph.D. Michigan State University

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    uncle janko is offline member
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    Dr Bear:
    It's not just you. I got the same thing and MIGS doesn't know me from a hole in the ground.
    Regards, Janko

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    Kristin Evenson Hirst is offline Registered User
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    Wasn't there a point in the saga when a WHOIS showed CEU or MIGS as the owner of degree.com?

    Now degree.com shows Sheila as owner and administrative/billing/tech contact and the domain servers (the computers that actually serve up the web pages) on he.net. (he.net is Hurricane Electric, a web hosting service that I've used myself).

    Tech contact is often the web hosting service; I wonder if she copied the domain server info from her other accounts but doesn't currently have a web hosting account for degree.com. When you try to browse, he.net checks its domains and returns a message that basically says "hey, I don't have an account set up for that name."

    I noticed that ceugraduate.com also shows Sheila as owner and contacts, but appears to work (well, all except the Ed. Virtual button).
    Kristin Evenson Hirst

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    Chip is offline Administrator
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    Originally posted by Kristin Evenson Hirst
    Wasn't there a point in the saga when a WHOIS showed CEU or MIGS as the owner of degree.com?
    Why yes... actually, the ownership has changed several times. It was originally owned by NSMI, Sheila's "Get-rich-quick" empire and, I think at one point, referred people to the nonwonderful American Coastline or some such.

    Then, for a long while, it was registered to the Monterey Institute of Graduate Studies.

    Then, after their ill-advised suit against Levicoff which brought their bogus operation to the attention of FL authorities, she re-registered it to the CEU itself in Mexico (though they probably never knew it)

    And now, we see, she's reregistered it to herself.

    I would love to know what's going on with the dozen or two students that got hoodwinked into paying real money to Sheila for a MIGS degree....

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