Amazon Fire TV users going to porn site?

If you think FireTV.com is an Amazon link, please pause. It appears to go to a rather NSFW site. Is Amazon rushing to buy the URL, but didn't get there quite on time?

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Come on baby, light my Amazon Fire? Um, no. Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Some burning desires you cannot anticipate.

They creep up upon you and envelop you in strange, sometimes unseemly ways.

Amazon had a burning desire to get into video streaming and gaming. So it unveiled Amazon Fire TV to some rapture.

However, as CNBC noticed, entering FireTV.com into your browser might offer you steaming as well as streaming.

For my strict research tells me that this fine URL somehow takes a twisted diversion and ends up at FyreTV.com. This is a site whose diversions lurch into perversions and whose streaming is not for office consumption.

It's not clear whether those who created this link were clever enough to imagine that Amazon would be launching its Fire TV.

A domain search offers that the URL was created in April 2000 and renewed in March this year.

I have, in the interests of rescuing palpitating pulses all across America, contacted Amazon to ask whether the company intends to mount any sort of assault on this URL and will update, should I hear.

I did, however, go beyond that. I went to Bezos.com to see what might be there. I found disturbing scenes of drone-filmed bondage, with naked bodies wrapped in sticky tape attempting to perform what seemed to be ballet. Or haute cuisine.

Honestly, that's what I wish I'd found. Instead, I found a company called Bezos Technologies, which delights in consulting in the telecommunications field.

I wasn't satisfied, however, that this wasn't a front for one Amazonian streaming activity or another. However, Bezos Technologies' Betty Bezos told me: "No, we are not related to Amazon as a business."

So that one appears to be safe. I was then advised go to Relentless.com. You will never, ever guess what you'll find there.

On the other hand, Amazonian.com. Well, please don't go there. At least not during a meeting. Or at your desk. Or anywhere in the office.

 

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