[thelist] Verisign adds wild card to .Com and .Net.....

Anthony Baratta Anthony at Baratta.com
Tue Sep 16 12:35:28 CDT 2003

I just saw this cross my desk:

" Late Monday evening (UTC) they introduced wildcard *.com and *.net A 
records into the top-level domain name servers. They resolve to "

This means that spam filters that rely on "unresolved" for fictitious 
domain names will now resolve those domains to an IP. Try it. Enter 
"234jhehwehu.com" in your browser - instead of getting domain not found you 
get redirected to http://sitefinder.verisign.com

If you are using spam filtering you will need to add as part 
of the rules since now all domains will resolve and those that are bogus 
will resolve to that IP. Who know how long that IP will represent the catch 
all. Sigh.

I am SO pissed off right now.
Anthony Baratta
Keyboard Jockeys

"Conformity is the refuge of the unimaginative."

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