Good info Rick! Thanks Sandi ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Crumlich" <richard_crumlich@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 6:06 PM Subject: [pcductape] Verisign changes Rules on DNS Lookups | 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 | | http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/32852.html | | Anybody interested can sign a pettition to ICANN at | | http://www.petitiononline.com/icanndns/ | | 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. | | Rick | | | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to | pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field | OR by logging into the Web interface. To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.