The Curious Cat service is available as an Android and iPhone app, allowing users to participate in anonymous Q&A online with a community of millions.
The suspicious behavior of the Curious Cat service started around December 19th, when visitors to curiouscat.qa were greeted with a parking page as opposed to the social networking service:
It’s interesting to note that as of today heading over to curiouscat.qa displays a “Sit tight. We’re undergoing maintenance,” message with an entirely different kitty logo than the social platform’s official one.
How Did This Happen?
WHOIS is a query and answer protocol that is extensively used for accessing databases that hold the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block, or an autonomous system, but it is also used for a variety of other information.
BleepingComputer writers investigated WHOIS data and determined that the domain entered a ‘pendingDelete’ status around December 18th.
It is important for registrants (that means you!) to understand EPP status codes because they can explain why your domain may have stopped working, if it is protected from domain name hijacking, and when and if your domain name registration will expire and become available