|stoking the paranoia|
Posted 2004-05-18 16:15:23 by
While updating goombas.org's DNS info, I discovered that if you do a domain lookup on networksolutions.com, and it tells you that this domain is taken, there's a link to “backorder” the domain. The idea being that you can reserve a domain for instant registration if it ever expires.
Seeing this link on my own personal domain name was pretty disturbing. What it said to me was that if I let up my guard for a moment and let goombas.org expire, it would be instantaneously replaced by something soul-deadening like this.
It's as if I were looking at my my personal information on Yahoo! People Search and seeing a link exhorting the reader to “Order this person killed! Only $29.95, we accept PayPal!”
|verisign is pure evil|
| Posted by Anonymous (Craig Timpany) on 2004-05-20 21:21:54 |
Network Solutions is a subsidiary of Verisign, and is now free from all ethical constraints, so it can explore new possibilities, such as:
* Offering domain owners the chance to be exempt from certain "outages" for a fee.
* Offering "domain name security" from people's back orders. Continue to take back orders irrespective of whether they're disabled or not.
* Selling a domain to more than one party. DNS requests would be randomly dispatched to one of the owners.
* Mugging the elderly.
|I agree verisign is the devil|
| Posted by Anonymous (sugigrl) on 2004-05-21 10:18:56 |
verisign truly has no ethics, I was duped into renewing with them when I registered with another initially. they were NOTHING but headaches and I immediately transferred the domain again to the place that hosts my site. I know very little but I know verisign is a sign of the apocalypse
| Posted by Jim Crawford
on 2004-05-23 14:15:05 |
| ||* Selling a domain to more than one party. DNS requests would be randomly dispatched to one of the owners.|
I would pay money to see this happen.