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

  • From: Stephane Bortzmeyer
  • Date: Tue Feb 10 03:54:07 2004

[I'm sure that Paul Vixie knows the difference but others may not and
the Washington Post paper, mentioned at the beginning of the thread,
was quite confused.]

On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 04:37:09AM +0000,
 Paul Vixie <[email protected]> wrote 
 a message of 22 lines which said:

> why?  that is, why kill sitefinder?  

Nobody suggested to kill SiteFinder. Despite Verisign's lies,
SiteFinder is alive and well (well, Verisign suppressed the A record
for but it is their decision, they could
recreate the A record at anytime) and never stopped. Anyone is free to
create a Sitefinder-like service if they want.

Many people opposed WILDCARDS in ".com", not SiteFinder. The bad
action was not to launch SiteFinder, it was to add wildcards.

> there's been plenty of invective on both sides, and a lot of
> unprofessional behaviour toward verisign employees at a recent nanog
> meeting,

Wake up: the Internet is no longer a commune of happy geeks working
together for a common goal. It is now a social infrastructure and
there are fights for its control. There is no longer any reason to be
nice with everybody, specially with people trying to divert the common
resource for their own profit.