[Dshield] Verisign abusing .COM/.NET monopoly, BIND releases new

Keith Bergen keith at keithbergen.com
Wed Sep 17 22:40:55 GMT 2003

It's extremely admirable from a bottom line standpoint.

Still, it's wrong. Just because you control the root servers shouldn't give
you the right to do this. I suppose they'll deregulate the root servers


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Subject: [Dshield] Verisign abusing .COM/.NET monopoly, BIND releases new 

This is simply amazing, Verisign has just turned the .COM and .NET TLD DNS
servers up-side-down for their own economical gain and, in doing so,
disrupted network traffic for most of the Internet. Mail administrators who
use any non-existant DNSBL to mark email as spam suddenly has all their
mails deleted, people using localhost.localdomain.com on their servers for
administrative purposes are scrambling to find out the cause of their
problems and DNS problems arise everywhere as neg caching is essentially
disabled and all DNS caches have to cache each and every randomly typed DNS

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