[Dshield] ICANN Demanding Verisign Remove Sitefinder Service

Bjorn Stromberg bjorn at thechemistrylab.com
Fri Oct 3 22:20:29 GMT 2003


This announcement today, 18 days after the launch of the sitefinder service.

>From the announcement:
"VeriSign's change appears to have considerably weakened the stability of
the Internet, introduced ambiguous and inaccurate responses in the DNS, and
has caused an escalating chain reaction of measures and countermeasures that
contribute to further instability."

I've been looking forward to Verisign getting the smack down ever since
their arrogant move to control the .com and .net spectrum.

Paul Twomey is formally demanding Verisign to "suspend the changes to the
.com and .net top-level domains introduced on 15 September 2003 by 6:00 PM
PDT on 4 October 2003. Failure to comply with this demand by that time will
leave ICANN with no choice but to seek promptly to enforce VeriSign's
contractual obligations."

You can read his letter here:

All I can say is "GO TWOMEY!" that deadline is wicked soon.

Bjorn Stromberg
Mid-Continent Testing Laboratories, Inc.

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