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Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Belgrade, Serbia
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 10-04-2003 19:25

Finally, VeriSign's domain hijacking has come to an end...

Full story from CNN:

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 10-04-2003 20:45

Halleluja. Still, I have no idea how they could think that they could get away with something like that.

[This message has been edited by mahjqa (edited 10-04-2003).]

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 10-05-2003 01:29

I am very happy with this news but I had found one good thing about sitefinder. You could use it to test if a certain domain were already registered, without the need to use a whois mechanism.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: PA, US
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 10-05-2003 03:06
From the article: "VeriSign's SiteFinder service has been used more than 40 million times by Internet users in just over two weeks," Galvin said.

What a stupid thing to say. Not by choice, moron. Glad that's been taken care of, for now at least.

[This message has been edited by Ramasax (edited 10-05-2003).]

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 10-05-2003 12:58

*Dances the Asylum Jig*

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 10-05-2003 16:17

ramas... that's exactly what I thought when I read it...

"100% of the people I pointed a gun at willingly gave me their money."

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Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 10-05-2003 20:01

Now shut down all other site redirects...

"Art has to be forgotten. Beauty must be realized."
Piet Mondriaan

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 10-08-2003 02:32

As stated in the article spotted by mr.max

Galvin said ICANN was using "anecdotal and isolated issues to attempt to regulate non-registry services, but in the interests of further working with the technical community, we will temporarily suspend SiteFinder."

and according to VeriSign Service Spawns More Criticism ( an article in the online version of the Washington Post ), Verisign won't stop here.

Mathieu "POÏ" HENRI

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