What does the NIC in InterNIC mean? "Network Incompetence Consortium"

John Fraizer John.Fraizer at EnterZone.Net
Sat Jan 16 13:15:59 UTC 1999

I would like to thank the anonymous party who sent the email below.  It
confirms the rumors I had heard related to the cause of the latest InterNIC

>Subject: What does the NIC in InterNIC mean? "Network Incompetence
Consortium" (fwd)
>To: John.Fraizer at EnterZone.Net
>The service from InterNIC has been really poor for the last couple of
>weeks, and they finally admitted what the problem is, but only to their
>Premier Partners, and only after making up lots of other stories to cover
>it up first.
>Please keep me anonymous, don't use my name.
>InterNIC admitted that they are being massively flooded by domain
>speculators trying to register domains that are On Hold.  It's happened
>before, but this time it's far and away worse than ever before.  They said
>they expect to have it resolved in a few days, which I believe means that
>they're seeking legal injunctions against one or more offenders.  From what
>I've heard, these speculators are sending registration templates for
>hundreds of domains every second, going far beyond their capacity.

It seems that the Network Solutions/The InterNIC is following the lead of
the politicians.  Lie about it until you're caught and then refuse to talk
about it.

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