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RE: Verisign abusing .COM/.NET monopoly, BIND releases new
From: "bugtraq" <bugtraq () arcanasystems com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 14:39:58 -0600

On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, SR wrote:

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 query.

The BIND patch that prevents this should be released Wednesday.


And they're unrepentant:

http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104_2-5078657.html?tag=zdnnfd.main 

This may turn out to be the biggest marketing blunder since New Coke (we can
hope).


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