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

  • From: Marshall Eubanks
  • Date: Tue Feb 10 14:27:59 2004

On Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at 11:24 AM, Michael Loftis wrote:

--On Tuesday, February 10, 2004 08:58 -0700 "Wayne E. Bouchard" <[email protected]> wrote:

I still maintain that what sitefinder is trying to do is not really
wrong but it's the wrong way to go about it. This is functionality
that is strictly for web users. Why should every other protocol that
relies on domain name service be subject to this garbage?
Precisely! Only web users "benefit" from this "service." And you know what? None of my users did. Caused LOTS of confusion. Does anyone know of a way to get Gartner Group, Nielsen, or some other fairly non-biased large group to do an actual poll/study on this in the next couple of months?

Easy to do if you have $20K+ to pay them.

If they want to partner with someone to include functionality in their
browser such that if gethostbyname() returns NX Domain and
subsequently redirect to that site, this is fine by me. But I don't
want everything else (ssh, ftp, smtp, pop, imap, etc, etc, etc) to
have to compensate for the wildcard record. Making everyone else
adjust just so that Verisign can earn another penny per share is just
We've all been saying this all along....Question is how to make it heard? Who has contacts in the media? Who would be willing to submit to interviews? Etc.

It's totally ridiculous, but this is a political issue being allowed to effect the technical system, and as is almost always the case, it's a miserable failure.

Michael Loftis

                                 Marshall Eubanks

T.M. Eubanks
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