Being curious about phishing, we decided to look into the number of domains that mimic banks. Just how many are out there? Well, lots.We did a simple search across com/net/org/us/biz/info top-level domains for common bank names. Keyword Number of domains citibank* 497 bankofamerica* 407lloyds* 994bnpparibas* 41egold* 691hsbc* 1258chase* 6470paypal* 1634ebay* 8057When someone in, say, Nigeria wants to register a domain name that starts with the name of a well known bank, why are the registrars so willing to let them register it?Some examples of existing, active registrations, using Citibank as an example: citibank-america.com citibank-credicard.com citibank-credit-card.com citibank-credit-cards.com citibank-account-updating.com citibank-creditcard.com citibank-loans.com citibank-login.com citibank-online-security.com citibank-secure.com citibank-site.com citibank-sucks.com citibank-update.com citibank-updateinfo.com citibank-updating.com citibankaccount.com citibankaccountonline.com citibankaccounts.com citibankaccountsonline.com citibankbank.comSome of these are probably perfectly legitimate. Others probably are not...like citibank-account-updating.com, registered last Friday to Ms. Evelyn Musa in Arlington, VA?