Namefind has sold Crpytology.com a domain they acquired from Marchex.
The domain looks to have been acquired by Cryptology LLP out of London. The domain was registered in 1998.
Some confuse cryptology with cryptography, here is the difference:
Difference Between Cryptography, Cryptanalysis, Cryptology
Cryptography – Study of Hiding Messages
To define cryptography for the Caesar Cipher, it would be the study of the monoalphabetic substituion cipher. It would be the study of how this cipher encrypts messages.
It is also a study of the history of the cipher. A study of the Roman leader Julius Caesar himself, and why he chose this particular cipher. Maybe because it was one of the first ciphers, and decrypting it would be unbeknownst to anybody else? Did only Julius Caesar know how to decrypt the cipher?
Cryptography is basically a study of the way the message is hidden, and a history of the cipher.
Cryptanalysis – Study of Breaking Messages
This one is easy to remember.
In terms of cryptanalysis, it is the study of how to crack the code!
Think NSA, Anonymous, or World War 2 intelligence agents trying to find ways to decode the German Enigma machine.
Today it seems like cracking the Caesar cipher is child’s play, but maybe not so much back in the past.
In short, cryptanalysis is the study of breaking codes.
Cryptology – The Math Behind Hiding and Breaking Messages
Cryptology is the study of MATH!