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Re: [IP] VeriSign prepares to relaunch "Site Finder" -- callstechnologists "biased"

  • From: Suresh Ramasubramanian
  • Date: Mon Feb 09 23:13:09 2004

>>>>> "Gregory" == Gregory Hicks <[email protected]> writes:

    Gregory>  From Dave Farber's IP list...
    Gregory> VeriSign Reconsiders Search Service

This is an interesting suggestion that I saw on another list.  It may
or may not be feasible, but it is certainly interesting, I must say.


> There's an easy way to kill sitefinder stone cold dead.
> ICANN is entitled to a cut of every domain registered - IIRC it's about $5
> By wildcarding *.com, every typoed domain is being created by Verisign
> on the fly - and ICANN should be entitled to their pound of flesh.
> It would be trivial to create a bot to start walking through every
> possible 20 letter domain name - and if ICANN held them to the rules,
> Verisign would be rather poorer in short order.
> This should be rather easier than trying to litigate sitefinder out of
> existance and I feel it would work within the existing contract
> structure.