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[wildcard-comments] Verisign: Resumption of Wildcard "services"

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  • Subject: [wildcard-comments] Verisign: Resumption of Wildcard "services"
  • From: "Charles E. Kinney" <ckinney4@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 17:43:10 -0400
  • Organization: A Total Lack Of...
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Verisign has announced their intention to resume their so-called
wildcard service.  They have been noticed by ICANN this is unacceptable,
and that the redirection practice breaks Internet standards in a number
of ways.  Verisign's wildcard redirection also constitutes mass
cyber-squatting, a violation of law.  Given these facts, Verisign should
have it's contract to manage the .com/.net domains, and any other
Internet services it handles, rescinded.

It does not constitute innovation to massively violate established
Internet standards.  The only obvious service being provided by their
actions is to themselves, and to the email spammers who can rest easy
knowing that one of the main tools used against their actions is --- at
least for a time --- rendered useless.

Since Verisign appears unwilling to fulfill the requirements of their
contract, allow some organization more willing to fulfill their
obligations assume management of the domains in question.

Sincerely,
~  Charles E. Kinney
~  ckinney4@xxxxxxxxxx

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