[pcductape] Verisign changes Rules on DNS Lookups

  • From: "Richard Crumlich" <richard_crumlich@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 17:06:41 -0500

Hello fellow Duct Tapers....

For everybody that is interested, some of us have a vested interest in how
the DNS system works and this might concern you.

Verisign wildcard changes spark fury


Anybody interested can sign a pettition to ICANN at


For those not familiar with the system.. DNS (Domain Name Server), (Domain
Name Services) or (Domain Name System) is the system that allows you to type
http://www.joesnuffy.com and actually have your browser find the web site.
It has always followed the standards, and was impartial and uncommercial in
nature.Now with Verisign's decision you will always be directed to an ads
page if you make a typo. Using the DNS system to prevent Spam and Spoofed
emails won't be effective since "ALL web sites will resolve to valid IP
Address. Typing the wrong URL can result now in a long download of ads (If
Verisign desires) instead of a quick DNS failure message. If you would like
follow the link and voice your opinion.. or read some of the comments...
(some could make ya blush.....)

Pardon the Rant and Rave.. But jeesh, why can't people let something that
works alone.


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