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Re: [IP] VeriSign prepares to relaunch "Site Finder" -- calls

  • From: Paul Vixie
  • Date: Mon Feb 23 13:26:47 2004

nanog@riva.net (Randall Pigott) writes:

> I am curious what the operational impact would be to network operators
> if, instead of Verisign using SiteFinder over all com and net, Verisign
> or their technology partner for SiteFinder began coercing a large number
> of independent ISPs and network operators to install their form of DNS
> redirection at the ISP-level, until all or most of the end-users out
> there were getting redirected.

It would be no worse than NEW.NET or any other form of DNS pollution/piracy
(like the alternate root whackos), as long as it was clearly labelled.  As
an occasional operator of infrastructure, I wouldn't like the complaint load
I'd see if the customers of such ISP's thought that *I* was inserting the
garbage they were seeing.  So I guess my hope is, it'll be "opt-in" with an
explicitly held permission for every affected IP address (perhaps using some
kind of service discount or enhancement as the carrot.)
-- 
Paul Vixie