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Reaper Technologies operate the www.reapertech.com web site. They seem to be based in Lancashire in the UK. The only human name I can find associated with the company is "Stephen Kapp <email@example.com>", apparently also known as "J.S.A. Kapp" and "J.S. Kapp".
(It occurred to me while writing this document that SafeKeys and Stephen Kapp share the same initials of SK, but that may well be a meaningless coincidence.)
Reaper Technologies say that Stephen no longer works there, but they have so far ignored requests to provide the names of their current management or employees, or the managers and programmers responsible for SafeKeys.
As of 29 August 2000, calls to their advertised contact number of +44 (0) 7770 566687 are answered by a recorded message saying that the number belongs to Stephen Kapp, with no mention of the company.
As of 12 September 2000, a WHOIS lookup on the reapertech.com domain shows:
Whois Server Version 1.3 Domain names in the .com, .net, and .org domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net for detailed information. Domain Name: REAPERTECH.COM Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC. Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com Referral URL: www.networksolutions.com Name Server: NS1.MYDOMAIN.COM Name Server: NS2.MYDOMAIN.COM Name Server: NS3.MYDOMAIN.COM Name Server: NS4.MYDOMAIN.COM Updated Date: 31-jul-2000 >>> Last update of whois database: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 04:45:28 EDT <<< The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .ORG, .EDU domains and Registrars. Found InterNIC referral to whois.networksolutions.com. The Data in Network Solutions' WHOIS database is provided by Network Solutions for information purposes, and to assist persons in obtaining information about or related to a domain name registration record. Network Solutions does not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a WHOIS query, you agree that you will use this Data only for lawful purposes and that, under no circumstances will you use this Data to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail (spam); or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that apply to Network Solutions (or its systems). Network Solutions reserves the right to modify these terms at any time. By submitting this query, you agree to abide by this policy. Registrant: Reaper Technologies (REAPERTECH-DOM) The Post Office, Dunsop Bridge Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 3BB UK Domain Name: REAPERTECH.COM Administrative Contact, Billing Contact: Kapp, Stephen (SK3100) skapp@SOURCERY.DEMON.CO.UK Reaper Technologies The Post Office, Dunsop Bridge Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 3BB UK +44 370 566687 Technical Contact, Zone Contact: mydomain Support (MS311-ORG) support@MYDOMAIN.COM mydomain Support Email to address provided Email to address provided BM +1 (888) 700-4087 Record last updated on 31-Jul-2000. Record expires on 04-Jul-2001. Record created on 03-Jul-1997. Database last updated on 10-Sep-2000 01:54:00 EDT. Domain servers in listed order: NS1.MYDOMAIN.COM 22.214.171.124 NS2.MYDOMAIN.COM 126.96.36.199 NS3.MYDOMAIN.COM 188.8.131.52 NS4.MYDOMAIN.COM 184.108.40.206
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