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

  • From: Brian Bruns
  • Date: Tue Feb 24 15:37:28 2004

On Tuesday, February 24, 2004 3:09 PM [EST], Dan Hollis <[email protected]>

> On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, Jason Nealis wrote:
>> It's a module plug-in into bind and if you prefer to try and do this in a
>> opt-in basis they have a client program that you download and it gets
>> hooked into the users browser.
> This is the right way to do it, end user opt in, and browser only.
> Unlaterally forcing it upon everyone and breaking non www based apps is
> the wrong way to do it.
> -Dan

Also means less profit. We already know for a fact that Verisign/Netsol could
give a damn about whats right and wrong, and whats a good way to do something
and whats a bad way to do something.  Anything that cuts into their profit
they will kick and scream bloody murder until they get their way.

Remember what happened when they were forced to allow other registars access
to their database?  I remember specifically service quality go horribly
through the floor, requests getting screwed up, almost on purpose, billing
messups that never happened before, etc.  And this suddenly happened right
around the same time that their monopoly was forcefully taken away.

I dont even want to ponder what kind of outages and other issues we will have
if they don't get their way.

I have a feeling that I'm going to get whacked for violating the AUP of the
list, but oh well.  Truth hurts.

Brian Bruns
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