RE: WATPA: Verisign breaks .com / .net

From: Christopher X. Candreva <>
Date: Tue Sep 16 2003 - 12:42:13 EDT

On Mon, 15 Sep 2003, Norm Jacknis wrote:

> We can start by filing a complaint at ICANN --

So far that's the best place I've found.

If anyone isn't sure why this is a bad thing, here are two more reasons:

 - Browsers already have functions to redirect requests to nonexistant pages
to a user configurable site. By doing this they bypass consumer choice.

 - Their mail server is in a position to accept a huge amount of misdirected
mail. This gives them access to not only the mail content, but simple a
large list of possible e-mail address, if they collect the From: address of
every misdirected mail.

  I would certainly encourage anyone who thinks this is a bad idea to post a
conplaint at the form above.

Chris Candreva -- -- (914) 967-7816
WestNet Internet Services of Westchester
Received on Tue Sep 16 12:42:15 2003

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