The administration was alerted to the Web site ysu.com, whose content has since been deleted, when a Youngstown State student unsuccessfully tried to log in, according to the student paper. The official university site is ysu.edu.
Officials at Youngstown State speculated to The Jambar that the site owners might be looking to obtain the log-in credentials for any students, faculty, or staff fooled into thinking they were on the official site. If that strategy worked, the site’s owner could have gained access to user accounts on the actual Youngstown Web site. Another possibility, officials said, is that the site could have been a scheme to get the university to buy the domain name, to end the confusion. It’s listed for sale for $25,000.