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

bruce bedouglas at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 16 15:20:51 CDT 2003


verisign..is ultimately going to generate a serious lawsuit... if
cybersqauting is illegal for the porn guy.. how can it essentially be legal
for verisign... w3c and others claim the correct action is to return an
error if the site doesn't exist....

verisign simply wants to capture the traffic and do a kind of PPC
(overture.com) and take advantadge of the traffic. the hope is that enough
people will click on the items within the search engine, with verisign
getting a piece of the cut....

the expectation is that it will generate >$10million/year in additional

verisign is ale to more or less divert the traffic from the DNS errors to
their own use....

we'll see....


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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Tony Crockford
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On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 10:35:28 -0700, Anthony Baratta <Anthony at Baratta.com>

>  Try it. Enter "234jhehwehu.com" in your browser - instead of getting
> domain not found you get redirected to http://sitefinder.verisign.com

I did that (in Opera7.2) and got a "could not connect to server
http://234jhehwehu.com" message.

Anyone hazard a guess why that might be?

(I'm connecting via Zen Internet a UK based ISP)


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