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Re: What *are* they smoking?
On Tue, 16 Sep 2003, Niels Bakker wrote: > > A wildcard A record in the net TLD. > > $ host does.really-not-exist.net > does.really-not-exist.net has address 18.104.22.168 > > $ host 22.214.171.124 > 126.96.36.199.IN-ADDR.ARPA domain name pointer sitefinder-idn.verisign.com > > It even responds on port 25 (says 550 on every RCPT TO). Gah. It's Verisign's return shot at the web browser "couldn't find this page" searches. Doesn't seem to have much by way of advertising yet, but I'm sure that'll change. I heard about this coming from somewhere last week, though I don't recall where. Probably Wired or the WSJ. Verisign wants the revenue that all those typos are generating. It's just the next shot in the eyeball war. Tim Wilde -- Tim Wilde firstname.lastname@example.org Systems Administrator Dynamic DNS Network Services http://www.dyndns.org/