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Re: Removal of wildcard A records from .com and .net zones

  • From: Brian Bruns
  • Date: Fri Oct 03 21:03:59 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matt Larson" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 5:50 PM
Subject: Removal of wildcard A records from .com and .net zones

> VeriSign was directed by ICANN to suspend the Site Finder service by
> 0100 UTC on Sunday, October 5.  We requested an extension from ICANN
> to give more notice to the community but were denied.  We will be
> removing the wildcard A records from the .com and .net zones beginning
> at 2300 UTC on Saturday, October 4.  The former behavior for these
> zones (returning Name Error/RCODE=3 in response to queries for
> nonexistent domain names) will be in place by 0100 UTC on Sunday,
> October.

Is this supposed to make us feel sorry for you?

You broke something very important on the Internet, without asking, without
giving any prior notice, and now you expect to get time to give notice that
its going away?

I think I speak for most people when I say "Hell no!"

The community has wanted this horrible POS hack to go away.  We don't want
this one day more then necessary.

Tell your superiors to find another way to make a quick buck.  The Internet
and the DNS system is not yours to play with at a whim.

*holds up a glass of vodka*  Here's to the good guys winning another battle.

Brian Bruns
The Summit Open Source Development Group
Open Solutions For A Closed World / Anti-Spam Resources
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